Earlier today I was driving to Jungle Jims – better known as the most amazing grocery store in the world – and the car in front of mine had a bumper sticker that said “God Bless America!” along with a Jesus fish (icthus). That’s not an uncommon sighting, in my neck of the woods (I usually see about three or four of those stickers a day) or anywhere else across America. It’s the basic tagline of patriotism, God Bless America.
So I see this car, and for some reason the sticker bothered me (more than usual). Perhaps it was the church I passed erecting a flagpole with an American flag majestically billowing over a Christian flag. Maybe it was the fact that I had just seen some shirts on sale at Family Christian with an American flag and a scripture snippet “By His stripes we are healed.” Whatever the reason, this “God Bless America” sticker really got me thinking.