~ America ~

Whilst we abhor war and
The American flag is only
A symbol of who we are,
Our flag has become
So very precious to us
As it represents all that
Is dearest to our heart.

We consider freedom
To be more than
Just a way of life,
Counting freedom
To be life itself ~ as
Terror and oppression
Is hell on earth.

And, aside from pro-abortionists,
Americans value life as
The most precious
Commodity there is,
Next to God, Himself,
And to love His children
Is to love Him.

Thus, as Jesus gave His life
To make a way for us,
With opportunity for life
More abundantly,
We offer a heart like His
In defending others,
In need, too.

When we do war,
It is not to recompense
Evil for evil.
Our loved ones
Are far too dear
To risk losing
For trivial cause.

It is with a heart of love
We offer others
The privilege of freedom
And, aside from all
Our society's ailments,
That is still what
Makes America great ...

Not proud of who we are
But proud of all we are not,
Being thankful that
Only by the grace of God
Were we born in
Such a wonderful country ...

And so it is that
The American flag,
And all it represents,
Thereby, brings tears
To our eyes and
Humbles our hearts
To worship.

~ * ~

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 82:3-4

~ * ~

Proud to be an American
Even more Proud to be a Christian

- Joyce C. Lock -

[ by: Joyce C. Lock -- Copyright © 2004, submitted by: Joyce C. Lock ]


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