I was recently called to the hospital to visit my dear Mother who had taken sick. Thankfully she is now fine and on the road to recovery.
As soon as I entered the room I wanted to know how her vital signs were. Being a Pastor for over 30 years you learn to look for certain things. Vital signs are one.
Blood pressure, respiration, and heartbeat are all important to one's well-being. Other observations are made and other tests given, but these differ from all the others. They are vital! When a person has no vital signs he or she has expired.
What is true physically is also true nationally. The Psalmist spoke of our national vital signs when he said,"Remove not the ancient landmarks". In other words,"Keep that which has kept you strong and stable".
America's vital signs are God, His Word and Christianity. The Bible says, "Blessed is the nation whose Lord is God".
Mark it down; America is strong as long as we keep God at the helm. His Word has been the anchor that has guided and directed us through unbelievable circumstances. We are most assuredly first and foremost a Christian nation. If these are ever removed our nation would cease to be a beacon of hope for the people of the world.
It is good for us to check our vital signs; to be sure we are healthy. Our enemies would seek to hurt and thwart our endeavors. We must keep our vital signs strong and be vigilant to be the mightly nation we are today.
I trust you will have a wonderful and glorious week. Thanks for being the wonderful folks you are!
See you Sunday!