“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” [Psalm 33:12].

America, with all of its needs and problems, is still the greatest country in the world.

I am reminded every day, as I look out my front window and see the flag waving in the air, just how blessed we really are.

How thankful I am for our military men and women who lay their lives on the line daily for our freedom. How could I not love my country with all the freedoms that I have? We must never forget that the freedoms we enjoy every day cost a great price and many lives.

Every time I go to church and worship God, I am so thankful for the freedom of religion. There is no way I could begin to list all of the freedoms we have in our great nation. It is my daily prayer that we, as a nation, will once again return to God as we know we should and honor his Holy Word.

I like the words of Patrick Henry who said, “I am not a Virginian, but an American.” I live in Ohio, and I enjoy being a Buckeye; however, far more than being an Ohioan, I am an American, and I’m proud to be an American.

“With all her faults, she is my country still” [Edmund Burke]. Let us stand together as Americans and pray daily for our nation and our leaders.

“If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you” [John 15:7].



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George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio.


  1. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” As Iran is a country where their God is also their Lord, I assume Iran is as blessed as the US.


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