AMERICA! America is a wonderful place to live in spite of our difficulties and conflicts because of our National problems which are too numerous to mention here. That is why the world is beating a path to our borders from all directions. All of us are blessed by God to be able to live here legally by birth or in accordance with our laws. Those who are unhappy and choose not to abide by the laws of the land can seek to change the laws they are unhappy with by legal recourse or they can freely choose to move to a “better country.” Most Americans in their day to day life are able to get along with those of different religions, political beliefs, and most other differences we have. Most Americans are honest, law-abiding, hard-working, compassionate, and generous people who hold out a hand to a world in need.
As Christians we believe in God’s Great Commandment and the Great Commission so in spite of the turmoil we often experience in our country and the world at this time let us follow the words of Jesus, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…and love your neighbor as yourself,” (Matthew 22:37, 39 NIV). As we love our neighbors we should also extend that love to the world by following the Great Commission. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you,” (Matthew 28:19,20 NIV). If we go where people are in other nations and share the gospel of Christ and if we love people wherever we find them in this world we as Christians can make a difference in the lives of the people around us. Let us also do as the Apostle Paul instructed the young preacher Timothy, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,” (1 Timothy 2:1-3 NKJV). Prayer does change things. And our love of God and our neighbor can make a real difference in this world.
("Daily Reflections On God's Word" Volume 1 by Dr. Chuck Davis).