"Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Country Tis of Thee

It is a disappointment to me that we missed the opportunity to have Mitt Romney for our president.  I think he would have done an amazing job and it would have been so beneficial for our country.  But, the Lord is in control, and His work will go forward.  Here are some quotes I really like that have to do with our country:   (if you have others I can add to the list, please send them)
"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail.
This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges.
I plead with you NOT to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through." -Harold B. Lee
"The future of this world has long been declared; the final outcome between good and evil is already known. There is absolutely no question as to who wins because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard. The only really strange thing in all this is that we are still down here on the field trying to decide which team's jersey we want to wear." -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland-
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday:

We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.

After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.

We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors.
"No matter who wins (the election), nearly half of the US will be disappointed while the other half celebrates. May we channel that energy into turning to each other, not on each other. May we realize that we are human beings that ultimately want the same things but may have different ideas as how to get there. We want to be safe, secure, and loved. There are things that no government can truly give us but we can so easily give it to each other. Let us lead our polarized government by showing that we can work with each other, help each other, whether we necessarily agree with each other or not. The government does not determine how we treat our fellow human beings, the government does not determine who we lend a hand to, or share a smile with, or accept the differences of. This is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people. We are those people so let us show the government what it should be." -Chris Noble

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