This year will be 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But the Constitution of the United States did not go into operation until 1789 and it was the Constitution which created our federal government. The Preamble lays out the purpose of the Constitution which was (and still is): to form a more perfect union, to establish justice, to insure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. And it’s those blessings of liberty which separate us from many nations of the world. As was earlier stated in the Declaration of Independence, we were endowed by our Creator with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s so very sad to think that not everyone in the world can do this. And it’s sad to think there are those in our own government who speak about changing our Constitution, which was divinely inspired by God into the hearts of godly men. Let’s not forget one of the most important parts of the Preamble which is found right at the start – We the people! We must remember that it’s not the government nor the people elected to run it that make America tick. Because of the God-given blessing of liberty, America has hard working, self-sacrificing, imaginative, insightful, risk-taking, humble but at the same time so very proud people – on the backs of whom America was built. God has blessed this nation because we have acknowledged Him since our humble beginnings. It has been God’s hand over our nation and His blessing over our people that have made America the place where so many want to live.
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 1 Timothy 2:1-3 (NLT)
20 He said, “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. 21 He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. Daniel 2:20-21 (NLT)