We say the pledge of allegiance but why???
He’s showing me so much. I can’t type or write fast enough to contain it all. He took me back to childhood when I would be forced to stand and pledge allegiance to the flag. ‘One nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.’ For all of who I asked. I can see the shape of this world today. There’s not much love in this world. Instead of people stepping up to make a difference they’re recording from a distance. Instead of people helping the poor, especially the rich, we talk down with judgment but we’re just one paycheck shy of being in the same predicament. Instead of forgiving people for the wrongs they do or have done, we label folk mistakes and even constantly replay the day they fell victim to such wrong. Yet we pledge ‘one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.’
So, for the sake of argument, lets say the majority of this world confesses Christianity and read the bible. With that being the case, we know the word says God forgives and even throws our sins into a sea of forgetfulness. We appreciate that, well I know I do. We thank God for such grace and mercy, for hiding our sins from others. However, it amazes me we don’t have that same compassion or tolerance for others. How dare we desire God’s forgiveness and we don’t care to forgive. We even make memorials of it so that others wont forgive or forget. Yet we pledge ‘one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.’
Remember, the manner in which you treat others will be the manner of your treatment from others. You want love, show love! Choose to forgive and forget, so that when we pledge ‘one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all’ we really mean it. Then we’ll see the hands of God heal our lives and land!!