Last night we attended, for the first time, the Houston, Texas Rodeo. As the opening ceremony approached a climatic end, my thoughts were about our country and our President. And the Houston Rodeo was definitely not the place for our President! It was too American.
First, one of the rodeo’s participant’s prayed. You might want to remind me they do that at all sporting events. But, it was not just an invocation, he prayed. This young man spoke to Father God, he spoke from the depths of his heart and Christian beliefs. And the whole auditorium responded with a loud “Amen!” I felt like I needed to clean the wax out of my ears or the fantasies from my brain. Yes, I had heard it all and my soul was warmed with hope.
And then a young lady riding a horse, while proudly carrying our flag, circled the arena. As she circled another young lady sang America. Sang is too plain of a word. Belted, heartfelt, magnificent, rousing rendition, mega talented would be better descriptions! There was unified cheering that could have been heard all the way to our nation’s capitol. Maybe I have been too cynical of late and just maybe the American Christian spirit is not dead, yet.
Sorry Mr. President, just like the Nazi concentration camps could not kill the Jewish souls, you and your constituents can not kill the American Christian soul. You may kick us down, handcuff us to poverty, but you will never destroy our souls. For our souls belong to God.
While your campaign of fear and destruction loom over this country, remember you will reap what you sow. One day fear and destruction may loom over Washington, DC. And while you try to pit us against each other, God can unite us…the rich and the poor. Tell those legislators way up there with you, that a man who uses strife and discontent to scam his way through will become strife and discontent.
You can still turn things around. Put your ego down and put God first. Follow His guidance to establishing this country back to the “free and brave”. For now we are the “trapped and down trodden”. Is that going to be your legacy, Mr. President?
God Bless America!