TITLE: America, You have forgotten the face of YOUR FATHER
By Jim Hutson
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"You have forgotten the face of your father." is a warning that the main character, Gunslinger Roland of Gilead, gives in the Stephen King series "The Dark Tower."
America is ill. America is in danger of dishonoring her mighty past and bright future.
America, the beautiful, is struggling with a cosmetic allergy from the adornment of makeup that she has placed upon her body. The skin deep cosmetics of intolerable tolerance, political incorrectness, misdirection, minority rule over the majority, misspoken truth, and outright liberal lies have caused a cancerous growth to overshadow her natural beauty.
Are there medical personnel in the country that can affect treatment and rescue the beautiful health of America? Is there a DOCTOR in the house? Or is it Stage 4 cancer, without hope?
America has forgotten the face of her earthly fathers; those brave and religious figures that stood against the tyranny of the mother country and dared to dream of a republic.
We need to "Read up on what happened before you were born; dig into the past, understand your roots. Ask your parents what it was like before you were born; ask the old-ones, they'll tell you a thing or two." Deuteronomy 32:7 (MSG).
My country, America, has forgotten, too, the face of her Heavenly Father.
But therein lies my reason I stand upon the shore of this country, with my fist raised in American pride.
Because I and others have not forgotten the face of My Father.
Because we have sought out the old, the reliable paths as the LORD spoke to His people, the Israelites in Jeremiah 6:16 (NET) to do, "Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. Then you will find rest for your souls."
Throughout Israel's history, the people have corporately and nationalistically turned their backs upon the Father of their ancestor Abraham, the God of the faithful. They turned to the Pharisitical religion of works and assumed that as their God.
And the God of Love, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, OUR Heavenly Father, sometimes with wrath and sometimes with grace, instructed and called back His wayward children. He will do it with America too.
I have faith that this country can once again rise as a beacon in the darkness of despair and shine with the powerful light of the Holy Spirit.
Because there is historical proof that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had the power and grace to deliver another nation time and time again if its people looked to Him and restored their hearts to worship.
But the ultimate grace that gives me hope that America will once again find her way and seek the God of her ancestors, are the words of Katharine Lee Bates,
"O beautiful for pilgrims feet, whose stem impassioned stress a thoroughfare for freedom beat across the wilderness. America! America! God shed His grace on thee till paths be wrought through wilds of thought by pilgrim foot and knee."
This is my prayer and the prayer of all the faithful who have the blessing of being called AMERICANS........
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