Psalm 33

Day 33: Be blessed!

Is Britain still a Christian country?
This was one of the questions in the 2011 census for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It was the only question that was voluntary and 4 million people left it blank.
Was that because they did not know?
Was it because they did not care?
Was it because they were offended by it?
Ignorance, apathy and offence have continually battled with Christianity and will forever do so.

Is Britain still a Christian country?
Depending on who you listen to regarding the census is dependent on the answer. For some the census shows we still have a firm Christian heritage. For others the fact that the percentage has dropped is unsettling and is more wishful thinking than factual. At the present rate of growth and decline, by 2035 there will be more British Muslims than British Christians and by 2050 at least as many Hindus.

Blessed is the nation whose God is The Lord, v12.

In 1871 Queen Victoria opened one of our nations most exquisite and treasured of buildings, The Royal Albert Hall. Around the outside frieze, there is a message:
Thine O Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine. The wise and their works are in the hand of God. Glory be to God on high and on Earth peace.

Is our nation still hearing such a message?
I wonder, if our nation were building this amazing building today whether such an inscription would be used?
I wonder, is our nation is Christian?
And so I wonder, is our nation blessed?

Let us pray for our nation today.

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