Morning in America

"It's morning again in America."

Ronald Reagan's re-election theme in 1984

 

Reagan's re-election run of 1984 resulted in one of the greatest landslide victories ever recorded in an American Presidential race. One of the primary reasons for this historic victory was the President's incredible optimism for America. It was an exciting time to be an American, for truly we were on the verge of something big!

 

I was a young business man at the time, two years out of college and struggling to make a go of it with my wife of two years, our new son, and a struggling appraisal practice. Carolyn and I drove a 1976 GMC Pacer that we had bought for $250. We lived in a one bedroom apartment, ate beans and cornbread for as many meals as we could stand, and worshiped with the church as often as the doors were open. It was an exciting time and it was morning in the Bloodworth household. Truly, our family was on the verge of something big.

 

Thirty years have now gone by and, at times, it seems as if maybe it's no longer morning in America. Sometimes it even seems later that we think, because we look at all of the challenges, all of the troubles and all of the sin in America, and we wonder how much longer God will let us continue.

 

Our new grandson came into this world owing over $50,000 as his part of the national debt, plus another $300,000 as his part of his nation's unfunded liabilities for things like future Social Security and various other government promises. This same grandson was born into an America where nearly one in every three of his fellow babies were aborted before they ever saw the light of day. He was born into a nation with it's worst racial divides since the 1960's. He came into an America where homosexuality was glorified, where couples living together without the benefit of marriage was the new norm, and where you could talk about any religion that you wanted to in the public squares as long as you didn't mention the names of God or Christ.

 

We look at all of this and we might be tempted to say that it is no longer morning in America - and we would be right if we are willing to give up. But we cannot give up, because that is not only not the American way, more importantly, it is not the Christian way! This nation can and must be salvaged from those who would dare to attack her. This nation can and must be rescued from the abortionists, from the sexually immoral, from the profligate spenders of our grandchildren's future wages, and especially from those who would attempt to silence we who believe that Christ is Lord and Master of America.

 

It can be morning in America again, if enough Americans believe that the nation is worth fighting for. But regardless of what happens to our nation, it can and must be morning again in your personal household. The way to make that desire a reality is this:

 

Read your Bible as much as you can, pray as much as you can, and worship with the church you find described in the Bible as much as you can.

 

If you will do this, you will not only re-establish hope into your family again, but you will re-establish hope into your corner of America again. 

 

And, hope is contagious!

 

And, if enough people catch that hope, it will not only become morning in America again, it will become morning in our souls again.

 

Do you believe... that it can be done?

 

"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, Whom He has given us."

"God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure."

Romans 5:3-5 & Hebrews 6:18, NIV