Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.”
Psalms 46: 8-9 (NIV)

“Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God.”
Psalm 20: 7 (NLT))

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
II Chronicles 7: 14 (KJV)

Independence Day—July 4, 2024.

I wonder if America is now at an important moment in its journey. 

I wonder if it is a time to remember the foundations, values, and traditions which have made us who we are as a people and Nation.

And I wonder if it is a time to remember Whose we are.

Two-hundred-forty-eight years ago the Declaration of Independence was unanimously declared, passed, embraced, and signed by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, declaring in part that:  

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World…do…solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; …

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

When those fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence signed that noble document, they knew that it could cost them everything, including their families and lives. 

But they signed it anyway, mutually pledging everything which was theirs to each other and the dream and cause before them.  

And they did so relying on their Creator, the Supreme Judge, and the Divine Providence of the Lord their God, Whom they knew and believed was leading and lifting them ahead.

I wonder if we are at yet another such moment in our history. 

A place to where we are being called, individually and as a Nation, by our Lord once again. 

To remember who we are, and most importantly, to remember—

Whose we are. 

And to return there to be guided once again by the Lord our God toward the dream and cause of America, mutually started so long ago.

A time to remember those words spoken to Solomon, and with that to return to the Lord who spoke to them—    

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

A moment to see where we are, and to see where we need to go. 

There is only one place—to the Lord our God. 

To return to. To follow. Individually and together. 

Serving Him, each other, and the United States of America. 

In His Name–Scott

Be inspired once again, as you listen in the intensity of the moment as Whitney Houston delivers what is deemed by most as the best ever rendition of our “National Anthem.” The moment introduced the XXV Super Bowl on January 27, 1991, held in Tampa, Florida.