October 19, 2009

Where are we going?

I'm talking about our country. Where in the world are we going? If it's going where it looks like it might be, I for one will not go quietly. This country has been blessed by God for many, many years. Anyone with any history knowledge whatsoever knows that the United States was founded on Christian principles, and moreover, our founding fathers did this ON PURPOSE!

William Penn said "If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants".

C.S. Lewis in his classic, Screwtape Letters, wrote: "The greatest evil is not done now in those sordid 'dens of rime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do no need to raise their voice."

Have we let the smooth talking, smooth-faced tyrants pull the wool over our eyes? Have we been asleep at the wheel? Were it not for a strong faith in God and His sovereign plan, I would lay awake more at night. But I trust in God and I derive hope from a certain group of young people that I witnessed over the weekend. Once again we had the great pleasure of visiting our daughter during Parent's Weekend at her college. In the picture below, you see a large crowd of young people on a Saturday night, gathered to hear the Praise and Worship team and sing along for 30 minutes in a very moving, heartfelt service.
This service was held in the student center and it was packed with students and parents on the floor, on the stairs, and hanging over the balcony above. (Our daughter is one of the singers, at the left of the stage.)
None of these people were required to be here on a Saturday night and honestly had plenty of other choices to make about how to spend their time. They come because they have a faith that is genuine, and in spite of what is being said about the apathy of the next generation, I beg to differ.
They will need this faith to navigate the results of what is being pushed on us in this country, and they need for all of us to get off our bums, take off our blinders, and seek the truth. Please, let's not leave them holding the bag.

"Shine, Jesus, shine,
Fill this land with the Father's glory."
Graham Kendrick

3 comments :

  1. It is very scary what's happening in this country. I'm afraid it's only going to get worse.

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  2. It probably will get worse, but we know that God works all things for our good for those who love Him and "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 Take heart!

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