July 03, 2012

OH Canada! - Janis Cox

“God keep our land glorious and free”.

Those words always make me happy – and proud to be a Canadian. When I think of countries that do not enjoy the freedoms we have, my heart is heavy.

Do I take my freedom in Canada for granted? Sure I do. Born here, grew up here and live here.

We also visit the United States for 6 months of the year. We talk a lot in the community hot tub to Americans. And this is what I hear – people who are frustrated and unhappy with their governments (state and national). They like what they hear about their friends to the north, even though they don’t know much about us.

I think that might be one of the major problems in the States – how insular they have become. They think only of themselves. They grumble seriously about their governments – but that’s all they do.

Maybe if they counted their blessings, started to look at the good things they have they would see that things are not as bad as they claim.

Let us not go that way in Canada. Let us remember to pray for those in authority. Let us count the blessings we have. And if we have a legitimate complaint – let us do something rather than grumble.

Happy Canada Day everyone.

Here is another post from Janet Stobie - Canada Day.

Jan, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She also writes atA Better Way. Jan is working on a couple children’s books in which she is also the watercolour illustrator. To connect - email Jan or visit her at www.janiscox.com.


  1. I agree about how many advantages Canadians have, and am proud to be a dual citizen! (Yikes, sorry to hear my fellow Americans are complainers--I hope one day you'll meet some of the many lovely patriotic ones :))

  2. I have met some wonderful godly people. And I have met some who love the people of the their country - and therefore want the best for the people.

    Then I have met "patriotic" ones who want power, control, and pride rules them.

    That's what I meant about complainers - we can discern, pray for our governments and pray for God to bless the citizens and our friends.


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