“DOES THAT STAR SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE?”
America’s great freedom and promise cannot be taken for granted. It came into existence through the great courage and sacrifice of our forebears. It can fade from existence through the antipathy and apathy of its current citizens. Even our National Anthem acknowledges that it is possible to forfeit or lose the magnificent heritage that is the United States of America. When Francis Scott Key penned the words to The Star Spangled Banner, he ended the first verse (which is the one customarily performed as our nation’s official anthem) with a question: “O’ say does that star spangled banner yet wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
Our Founding Fathers proclaimed that our nation can only succeed if it remains founded on the principles of Christianity and respectful of its Judeo-Christian roots. And those very roots and principles are under ferocious attack.
The fireworks extravaganza is part of the tremendous display that every American enjoys being a part of on the anniversary of the birth of our beloved nation. As we must earnestly call out to God to see our nation saved. It’s always been God’s people that come together as one and go to other nations to serve.
Happy Fourth of July! God bless you and God Bless America!
Jack & Nineva Salley