The Bible says we are to give thanks for all things. This based on the knowledge that God rules over all things. Since this is true, nothing can happen to the Christian that is ultimately harmful. Even the things we would see has hurtful, harmful, disappointing an impossible to understand will always end up in the Christian's best interest. Just think about it: we live in the greatest nation in history. Our freedoms are experienced no where else in the world. The poorest in our country would be considered rich in some countries. We have wonderful health care. Opportunity is available to anyone who is willing to work: anybody can get a good education. How thankful we should be to be Americans. Finally, let me say the foundation of our great country is based on a foundation of the Judeo-Christian principles. God first, God alone. Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death, regardless of what you choose to believe, those principles are the foundations that give us the freedom to believe what we chose. No one is forced to believe what someone says. I am thankful to be an American! I thank God for Himself and his Son. I thank God for the freedom of worship without fear...Amen.