- I am assuming that all the people criticizing the parents (whose child was ripped away from them by an alligator they never saw coming, who they watched leave them never to come back as they fought desperately to hold on)…I am assuming these criticizers never took their children swimming (or wading) in the ocean where with or without signs we know there are sharks in great quantities.
- Wondering why Christianity is such a big deal to those who don’t agree with it. Why are you so desperate to throw Jesus out of everything, to get rid of God from a country built on His laws? Fear is the only answer to that question. What are you afraid of?
- Why is it that the president felt it so desperate to leave his family vacation to talk to the country (or scold us…tsk tsk) about “global warming” but wouldn’t leave a baseball game when terrorists attacked Brussels?
- Why are most people still convinced that guns are the enemy instead of the people shooting them? And why are they convinced that if we ban them the people who shouldn’t have them now, will suddenly not be able to get ahold of them when more laws are put in place…and the ones who are safe with them will be left defenseless?
I don’t know what these questions spark in you, but in me it seems like we all (yes I include myself, even if not on these specific issues) are desperate to find someone to blame for every tragedy, accident, or uncool thing that happens in our lives. Let’s start to look at ourselves before looking at another. Let’s have some personal responsibility for what we do or say. Let’s start thinking before adding to drama or trauma. Let’s put blame where it is due…because yes, if a mass shooting occurs we should blame the shooter, but if a lightning bolt strikes a man on a golf course 3 states away from where his parents live, we should not blame the parents for raising him to get hit by lightning. And let’s turn to a God who loves us instead of running away from Him. If that’s not your kind of thing, give it a shot, just for a day…take all your problems to God. Let’s band together and really know what we are fighting for or against, and who is with us and who is against us.
What’s right and what’s wrong? How do we know how we are supposed to act and what we are supposed to believe? The Bible warns us that as the years pass, good will be called evil and evil will be called good. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20
For those who don’t believe in the Bible, things get even more confusing, because you are already following the laws of the Bible. Do not murder, do not steal, do not commit adultery, etc…originate in the Bible. If you have even the slightest feeling that these are wrong things then how can you pick and choose what laws from the Bible to follow and what laws from the Bible not to follow? If there is any part of the holy book that is true, why wouldn’t the whole book be true? And why could every person be able to pick and choose which parts he/she would choose to believe? If every person is able to choose whichever parts he/she wants to obey, what prevents someone from choosing that they don’t have to follow the 10 commandments; that it is okay to kill, steal and cheat…?
Our country was founded by God fearing men and women (yes, I am aware of the controversy trying to prove this not to be, but the documents speak for themselves). Our country’s roots are based on the Bible. While some would like to say that the Bible would change with the times, I would have to refer them to the paragraph above. How do we pick and choose what should last through the years and what should fall to the wayside. Are we all really willing to risk allowing people to choose evil and tell them they are making good choices? I do emphasize choices, because just as we guide a child down the right path, we still love that child, even when they do wrong. We still love children even if we disagree with them. People haven’t changed so much over time that they aren’t still people. We should love everyone and help them to have light and be light in the world. I think that some people equate love with agreement and it is far from the same. My heart breaks most for some people I disagree with the most!
I am not always eloquent in my writing, especially when I am trying to get points across..haha! But the following videos are amazing and I urge you to watch them. Whether or not you agree with them, or me, just give them a chance. I think they will at least stretch your mind regardless of what you believe. It is not hard for you to know that I believe in the Bible, that I believe our country needs to return to its roots, that I believe in Jesus as Savior! But watch these videos and make your own decisions. 🙂
Francis Chan “The Second Coming” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS7aJ33fMx0
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.
Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.
Marriage used to be sacred, used to be taken seriously, used to be forever. It should be. It is called to be. It isn’t anymore.
I (sadly) often wonder how many brides and grooms go to the altar these days pledging to love and adore their spouse until death do they part, or someone better comes along. I wonder if brides and grooms these days expect forever. It is heartbreaking. I expect forever, my friends expect forever, but forever isn’t always what occurs.
So many of our friends now are experiencing the pain of affairs and divorce. It is horrendous to watch and be up close and personal with. There are so many pains in this world, but I cannot fathom facing one where you lose your best friend, the one who is supposed to carry you through the bad times or at least bear them with you. God of course is ever present. It is still so hard.
I blame the selfishness we as a people have acquired over the years. So many horrible decisions are made in the here and the now. “This feels good now, I should do it. My kids, wife, family, friend, etc all come in second to how I am feeling. It is all about me. I should be able to do anything I want and not deal with the consequences.” This way of thinking causes issues in marriages, in unplanned pregnancies, in drinking and driving, in drugs, in every sinful area of life. I despise this way of thinking. And I say that knowing I am not perfect and my thoughts are not perfect.
Whether or not you are a Bible believer (of course you know I am), the rules and laws of the Bible do prevent a lot of pain if they are followed. And they don’t prevent a lot of fun as many tend to believe.
I am thankful for my faithful husband. I am more thankful for my faithful God! And I pray all the time that my children may grow up caring for others over themselves and that they may spend eternity with their Holy God.