In times of trouble, leaders must choose whether they will fall on their knees before God’s throne, depending on His providence and wisdom, or whether they will rely on themselves. As a country struggling for wisdom in so many areas, we would do well to remember and obey the admonition of Benjamin Franklin who once begged his compatriots to cry out to God in their distress, pleading for His help and guidance.
The colors of our flag – red, white and blue – are said to be symbolic of important human virtues. But the stars, one for each state, are symbols of the heavens and the divine goal. They point beyond man to God, who raises nations and makes them fall. Learn how God providentially preserved our flag and our nation in this hymn of praise. A list of recommended resources is also included.