Mike Todd had this quote on Waving or Drowning the other week:
God does not love America.I know that position isn't a popular one among many. We think we are God's gift to the world. We are the only begotten loved one today, or at least just barely behind Israel.
He loves the people of America. The people of Iraq, Iran, North Korea, South Korea, China, all of Europe and South America. Every unknown tribe of every unknown nation. God loves them all. “For God so loved the WORLD, that he gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believes in him will not perish but will have everlasting life.”
It’s not about us.
We are not God’s BFF, folks.
God does not love America.
--Link to Karen Spears Zacharias's post
But we are not, as that post clearly opines.
Neither are we the worst or least popular or most sinful as others try to imply.
We just are a nation among the nations. We are sinners and saints living in a very large place. With great diversity and possibility. Just like everyone else.
But above all, we are members of the human race. God's creation. The world God loves. Not because we are better or more faithful. But simply because we are.
I think we used to call that