Hey Gang: We All Need a Word from God to See US Through Perilous Times. I find it absolutely amazing that, as the world is being shaken to its very core, people are turning their backs on God in droves. I wonder why every Pastor in our land is not shouting from the roof tops of their churches that there is a better way; that there is a God in heaven who stands at the door of every heart asking politely to come in and bring “The Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control into every person’s life.
I live in a small town and we have a small town newspaper. This morning the front page informed me that two people were arrested for possession of and selling drugs, the police are looking for information on any one who might have information on several burglaries, and the trial of a young person who is accused of child molestation was turned over to the jury.
On page two there was an article pertaining to an atheist organization seeking to make a police department remove “In God We Trust” from the backs of their cruisers and their other attempts to make colleges and universities cease from allowing chaplains and coaches to pray with their teams.
A few weeks ago we had yet another tragedy in one of our schools that has removed prayer and reading of the God’s words of peace and love and even forgiveness from their schools. The very sick individual, before killing nine students, asked them if they were Christians. Those who answered “yes”, were shot in the head and those who said “no” were shot in the leg.
We add this catastrophic event to the growing list of sick folks that believe killing will fill that vacuum that exists in their chest cavity. One person asked the question, “Why would God allow that to happen?” Another answered, “Don’t blame God, He is not allowed in our schools anymore.
As a child in elementary school, we began each day with a ritual that included, the Pledge of Alliance to our country, a portion of Scripture and the Lord’s Prayer. We allow no such rituals in our government funded schools today. We do not want to make any of our students uncomfortable. I wonder, was anyone was uncomfortable when the very sick person asked the students if they were Christians before he shot them?
I wonder how many youngsters, that have chosen the wrong paths of life, would have chosen the right paths of life if the Word had been planted in their hearts, in their elementary school years, and they had learned that there was a God who listened for and answered their prayers, and America was truly the ‘home of the free and the brave’.
Well, enough venting for the day. The title of this epistle is a Time to Weep and a Time to Fight. I am saddened by the rapid road to decay our nation has taken, but I am even more saddened that I do not hear more voices in the wilderness shouting “Enough, enough, it is time for God’s people to don their armor, fill their lamps with oil and come out fighting.” I would remiss if I did not mention that Franklin Graham will soon begin his visitation to every state in our union to alert those who are interested in the dangers that face our nation. You might want to consider signing up to support him in prayer both for the Word he is about to share, and for safety for he and his entourage.
Check grampswhatshappeningman.blogspot.com Sat Oct 31 for information of how to sign up and the wording of the pledge.