Yesterday, Sunday, September 17th, was Constitution Day. Though marked on our calendars as such, it is a day that often goes by without fanfare. It’s a sad commentary on how much we take for granted the freedoms we have in our country.
The United States Constitution is the oldest of any in the world. It has been changed a number of times through the amendment process, most notably in abolishing slavery, restoring full rights of personhood to people of African descent, and granting women the right to vote, but it remains the same in its core framework. For all of us here at Faith & Action, it is actually the first change to the Constitution–or the “First Amendment”–that allows us to do what we do in Washington:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
We are thankful for the freedoms our U.S. Constitution gives us. There is no question that God has blessed this country, and He has used these freedoms to help us reach the world for Him.
Today may we all be reminded of just how blessed we are . . .
On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,
Mrs. Peggy Nienaber
Vice President of Operations
Faith & Action in the Nation’s Capital