This 4th of July has been a very bittersweet time. Thank you Pastor Steve, Larry Ford, and Pastor Curt for yesterday’s service. The opening video that Steve chose was outstanding, you should check it out if you missed it. Larry’s singing was moving as always and Curt’s message was very timely. Our country isn’t perfect, never has been, never will be, but it is still the best place in the world to live.The homeland we belong to, the one we long for, isn’t here yet, but God has given us a beautiful land to take care of till He calls us home. Our beautiful land is under attack, but not to worry, we have the world’s most powerful weapon with which to defend it … prayer! There are changes that need to be made but those changes must first take place in people’s hearts. It isn’t politicians but prayer that will make the difference in our country. We first need to examine our own hearts, pray as David did, “create in me a clean heart O Lord,” and then we can pray for the Lord to change the hearts of others. As Christians, we need to be the leaders, the examples of caring, showing respect to everyone, of showing love, and if that love entails wearing a mask, wear the mask! The Lord can turn things around in a heartbeat, but until He does, His people need to be in serious prayer, be willing to pray “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” and then accept whatever His will may be!