Dan and Ellen Child: God bless America — if it isn't too late

July 12, 2013 

CW Memorial Day in Merced

CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT/cwinterfeldt@mercedsunstar.com Harmony Valley Chorus sings "God Bless America," during a Memorial Day service held at the Merced County District Cemetery on Monday (5-27-13) in Merced.

CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT

Again we celebrated the Fourth of July with food, fun, fireworks and the song "God Bless America." Part of the verse before we sing the chorus is "Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, as we raise our voices in a solemn prayer."

It is wonderful to think that all over our country, in big cities and small towns we sang this prayer, asking God to bless us.

Sadly, while we ask, the news each day is full of all the things the Bible teaches that God detests: violence, dishonesty, foul language, disrespect, murder, and much more to add to the list. We need to get on our knees and beg God to forgive us for all the wrong that is being done and become a God-fearing nation again.

Then go to church every Sunday as a family to worship God, our father and creator, giving him all glory, honor and thanksgiving. Only then we can sincerely sing "God Bless America" and hope we are not too late for his continued blessings on our America.

DAN and ELLEN CHILD

Merced

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