As we all await the election results that will be determined sometime this week, I can not help but contemplate the America we are today in contrast to the America we once called our own. I reflect on the heritage of our past knowing that many will come that will never know or understand what has been lost.
Our country once held to the heritage given to us by God, given to us because of the principles upon which America was established. Our country once recognized God as the ultimate power, seeking to follow the commandments of His word. Men and women of generations past fought with their lives to secure a Godly heritage that could be passed down to the many generations that would come after them, yet there came a time when as a nation we allowed the principles of that heritage to slip away.
“And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.” Jeremiah 2:7 What America once stood for is no longer a reality; our Godly heritage is quickly disappearing.
As I see the many faults of this great land I stand with a thankful heart to have been born during a time when I had the opportunity to learn of the heritage upon which we were established. No matter what happens with the election, I know in my heart that I have a Godly heritage that can not be taken away. My heritage exists in my Heavenly Father. “But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.” Jeremiah 3:19
Knowing Him as Lord of my life, following His word, my heritage is secure in Him. “Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.” Psalm 119:111
Because of my relationship with my Lord and Savior as I follow Him; He has promised to protect me no matter what lies ahead. He has promised to keep me until the time I go to be home with Him. This is the promise of my heritage.
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17
If tomorrow I awake and the America I once knew no longer exists, I stand secure in “my heritage” knowing my Lord is still in control.