Psalm 144:15 “Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.”

Alexis de Tocqueville, the French historian and political philosopher, marveled at the United States he observed first-hand in the middle of the 19th Century.  It was a nation characterized by Christianity and citizenship, duty and devotion, freedom and forward-thinking.  It was a nation that had uniquely combined Christian principles into its core fabric, and was prospering in an amazing and fantastic way.

As described in Democracy in America, de Tocqueville saw the “triumph of an idea” in action.

“Christianity has therefore maintained a strong sway over the American mind and – something I wish to note above all – it rules not only like a philosophy taken up after evaluation but like a religion believed without discussion.”

“It is religion which has given birth to Anglo-American societies: one must never lose sight of that; in the United States, religion is thus intimately linked to all national habits and all the emotions which one’s native country arouses; that gives it a particular strength.”

Christianity of days past in America was treated with conviction and not just as a waning cultural artifact.  As a result, it impacted the national spirit and produced peace and prosperity.  It also produced a harmonious, helpful, and happy society.  PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD ALLOW OUR CONVICTIONS TO HAVE A STRONG SWAY OVER OUR LIVES.  We need the particular strength of a society whose God is the Lord.