Unapologetically, I affirm my faith in God and declare that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I celebrate this day as a remembrance of His resurrection but also that He came, lived, died, rose from the dead, and is now ascended to the right hand of the throne of God making intercession for us. THAT IS HOPE, at least for me! I know the transformation that took place in my life when I repented of my sins and received Him as my Lord and Savior and others took note immediately.
We are living in a world filled with chaos and incredible evil and need HOPE in a time of hopelessness. We are seeing the rise of Islamic Jihadism and Terror slaughtering innocent people by the scores in the name of their god. While that is happening we are often chided that to speak truth about what is happening is to be suffering from bigotry, racism, or a phobia of some kind and that is not who we are as Americans. I suggest that is exactly who we are and have always been. We have been people who valued the influence of the Bible and God in our lives and were willing to honestly face the issues, deal with the problems, and fight to defend our Freedom and Families and do so out of our Faith.
If America were the people that this president, Hillary, Bernie, and many on the Republican side tell us we are, we would have lost World Wars I & II. Had we been the kind of people they suggest the Cold War would likely have not ended but escalated into a Hot War with nuclear ramifications. Now, because of the push to be the kind of people they declare we have a hostile irrational and often unhinged North Korea with nuclear weapons, Iran rapidly moving toward acquiring them, and ISIS running rampant throughout the world and promising to bring their brand of terror to America’s shores. That should not be acceptable to any American regardless of political persuasion.
I believe in Faith and Forgiveness. I believe in peace and turning the other cheek but I also believe that when there are those who declare they are doing god a service to destroy all who do not believe and adhere to their brand of religion it is time to TAKE UP ARMS and fight. The Bible authorizes and I believe instructs us to “care for our own” and that caring includes protecting and defending them from harm. If an intruder breaks into your house with the intent to harm you and/or your family and steal your possessions do you think it bigoted, racist, or phobic to STOP THEM? I do not, and have no fear of facing my creator after having stopped them.
America needs answers on so many fronts but one that continually tugs at my heart is we need to find our moral mooring again and return to the foundational principles that made this nation great. We cannot do that with the leftist agenda nor a passive agenda as some in the Republican Party suggest. The time for talk is passed and now is the time for serious actions to deal with the issues at hand. Therefore, I pray and urge each of you to pray seriously, fervently, passionately, and faithfully for America. We need God today as much if not more than ever.
HAPPY EASTER! God bless you and God bless America!