Americans are among the most blessed people on earth! We have so much to be thankful for! While we are bombarded with news reports of wars, rumors of wars, and violence escalating throughout the world, we should remind ourselves that our land is relatively free of terrorism. The average American never thinks about whether they will become the victim of a terrorist attack as they step outside their door. That is not the case for people living in Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. Only in America have the flood gates of violence been held shut by the hand of Almighty God. Are we grateful for what the LORD has done for us? The crime in America cannot be compared to rest of the world. Our 2nd Amendment rights are still intact and statistics have proven that an armed society fares better than a disarmed one. Had one of the patrons at Bataclan Theatre carried a concealed weapon on the evening of November 13th, 2015? 89 people would still be alive and 430 others would not be in the hospital from injuries sustained in the bloodiest attack in French History (since WWII). America's only vulnerability has been gun free zones such as schools and military bases. Gun free zones are an open invitation for murderers because they know they won't face any opposition. We need to count our blessings and be grateful for our 2nd Amendment rights. When is the last time Americans thanked God for freedom of speech? Speech is restricted in other nations. I watched a video the other day, of a Parisian being arrested for protesting against Islam. People are not free to write on the internet in Europe as they are in America. We should not take our freedom of speech for granted. Thank God for our freedom of religion. Christians in America can own a Bible, read it in public, preach on a street corner and share the Gospel with others wherever they are. That is not the case in some nations. Restricted nations have laws that prevent Christians from freely practicing their faith. Many Christians are suffering persecution and being put to death for their faith in Jesus Christ. Once more, we need to count our blessings. According to one study, the typical American household is richer than 93% of the rest of the world. The poorest American is richer than most people in the world today. The 10/40 window is a region of the world where most of the people live on less than one dollar a day. The revised 10/40 window has a population of approximately 4.83 billion people. That makes the poorest of the poor in America wealthy by comparison. The truth is America is still the most blessed nation on earth and as such we need to count our blessings. The next time you are tempted to complain about traffic, the line at the grocer or how high your electric bill is? Think about the billions of people who don't own a car, do not have a grocery store and live without electricity. The next time you are tempted to complain about law enforcement in America, think about nations where lawlessness rules and no one is safe. The next time your food stamps are late? Think about those who have never seen one. Thank God for your 2nd amendment rights, your freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the privilege to be an American. It is time to count your blessings, America!