The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. Proverbs 18:10-13 KJV
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18, 19 KJV
No matter what happens in America or in the land, there is always a Word of The Lord to address the situation. And now–with 45–the gift of France should be returned and the National Anthem put on a shelf.
Oh, say! can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s re d glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Building walls instead of bridges, censoring what people can say or tweet, keeping out those in need, escaping tyranny and oppression–negates the purpose and intent of the gift given from France–Lady Liberty–who if she could–would be heartbroken and crying to see the state of America at this point.
Frances Scott–though an advocate of slavery–would have to see the utter irony of the line–“Over the land of the free and the home of the brave?” Or maybe we never were the land of the free and certainly not the brave when the leader of a “supposed” free world bullies and encourages bullying by others in his administration. We know anyone who attempts to bully others is not brave, but cowardly.
Where has liberty fled? Where is the Congressional intervention that should be implemented in keeping 45 in check? Where are those with the backbone, will and desire to stand up to oppressive leaders who are attempting to employ a fascist regime.
Lord, we know we have complete liberty in You and perhaps that may be the extent of liberty in America for a time, but we shall with Your direction–continue the fight in opposition to oppression, and continue to defend the rights of the poor and the needy. Thank You for strength, wisdom and knowledge to do all things well–to Your glory!