Tuesday, October 27, 2009

America, There Is Hope

America, my country, continues to be on my heart. The LORD told Jeremiah, "If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned." (Jeremiah 18:7-8)

It seems that it just might be time for America to "repent of its evil" so the Lord will relent and not inflict on us the disaster He has planned. Many Americans have turned their backs on God and are worshiping material possessions, power, prestige, social standing, other people, etc. Worshiping these things? I think God would say, "Yes, America, you are worshiping these things."

When we place anyone or anything before God, that person or thing becomes an idol. What has mankind always done with idols? Of course, the answer is, worship them. The first of the Ten Commandments is "You shall have no other gods before me" and the second one is "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything . . . . . . . . . . You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God . . . . . ." (Exodus 20:3-5)

If we rid ourselves of our idols, turn to God, and repent of our idolatry (our evil), then God will hear us and He will relent from His punishment. America, there is HOPE!

Serving Him,

Kay Martin


  1. That is the second time I have seen the Jeremiah verse this week. It makes me think of Ninevah in the book of Jonah. I wish I had known a bit more of the America you knew as a child. Had I, I might have more hope for our nation. Knowing only the America I have known, I feel a lot like Jonah. Minus the whale.

  2. Mrs Kay, Thank you for reminding us that we do have hope and that hope comes from Christ.
    Love in Christ, Jean