Last Friday we drove up to Sundance in Provo Canyon and watched the Utah Symphony play an American Heritage concert. It was a long drive, then a long walk to the tram, then a long ride to about half-way up the mountain, then another long walk to the amphitheater. We found ourselves sitting on rough log seats, slightly above stage level. The acoustics were perfect, and the Utah Symphony was nearly flawless. They performed music from American composers, each a little more rousing and patriotic than the last.
The Sunday before, we went to the Marriott Center and watched the patriotic service there. In a few days we’re going to go hear a patriotic Pops Concert. In October we’re going to Boston and Washington DC to see the national “treasures” of those areas. I told my sweetheart, “I want to see them before someone nukes them”. I was at least partly serious.
My understanding of the latter-day tribulations suggests that this nation, and the constitution that has made her magnificent, will just barely survive those days, and even then, only if the Elders of Israel arise to their full stature and save it. I have no doubt that we will arise in that dark time, but I also have no doubt that the only reason it could need our saving hand is if this great democracy has undergone dramatic and destructive alterations.
America has been the birthplace of freedom, the womb of religious freedom, and the arms that cradled the newborn Kingdom of God. God has blessed America. No other place, no other people, and no other time has been more blessed. The vast majority of spiritual and technological singularity events (which is an event or discovery that changes everything forever) occurred here, and from there rolled forth to fill the whole earth. So shall it be when Christ returns to our Latter-day Zion.
And so I say, God Bless America again, and again, and forever.
(Have a wonderful 4th. We’ll rest from Un-Blogging until the 6th of July.)
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