And I love the country I live in. Despite its flaws, the United States of America is THE best nation under God in which to live.
Recently when teaching the kids, we were given this verse from Isaiah to memorize:
“For the Lord is our judge, The Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our King; He will save us.” ~ Isaiah 33:22
Do you see our three branches of government in that verse? How cool is that? And it tells us that it is NOT our country, or a leader, who will save us, but the Lord Himself.
We are getting ready to enter a time of elections. Make sure you are registered to vote. My mom always said, “If you don’t vote, then you can’t complain.” And that’s true. If you do not like the way your town, city, state, or federal government is run, then get with the program and vote people in and out. In fact, if you are really disgruntled…run for office yourself!
Also, if you are chosen to be part of the judicial process as a potential juror, or chosen to be a juror, then try and have a good attitude about it. Yes, it means being interrupted on many levels. But after all, if you ended up being a plaintiff or a defendant one day, wouldn’t YOU want quality peers on your jury? Be one yourself.
For those of us who are not a part of the military, this is how we can be an active and powerful force in our country and perform our civic duty.