We are at a critical juncture in our American history and if we get this wrong we will not only hear the proverbial fat lady sing we will see the taillights of Liberty, Freedom, and the Constitutional Republic drive away.  I have never seen the level of incendiary rhetoric and vitriol in America as I am witnessing today.  It is more than disturbing or disheartening it is genuine cause for fear.  As a Christian, I do not embrace fear for it is other than my faith and the torment it carries is both unhealthy and unnecessary.  There is a place for a healthy respect and caution that some would call fear and I can accept that.  However, the conditions in America today are frightening and the end that we are apparently headed for is quite other than beneficial and productive.  The flames of HATE are reaching higher than I have ever witnessed and people from all walks of life are being drawn to the flames and many are being consumed before our eyes.  Sadly, many of them are completely unaware they are being engulfed by the destructiveness of those flames and may truly believe they are doing God a service, and fighting for basic human kindness and what America should be.  In that case, the prospect of reconciliation and healing in our nation become virtually impossible.  There has never been a more fierce fighter than one fighting for a religious cause and the fight is religious on all sides of today’s issues.

The American Revolution was waged to secure, as is so eloquently revealed in our Declaration of Independence, protection of our unalienable rights which include, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  I would encourage everyone to meditate on the words of that document which expressed the heart, desire, and intent of our Founding Fathers and the Colonist living in this land.

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

I purposefully did not include the entire declaration but that portion which identifies, powerfully, the intent of the American Revolution and the desire for those who would be citizens of this Republic to be afforded and enjoy.  We have, for 240 years, enjoyed the protection of our Constitution and embraced the vision of the Founding Fathers and the Framers of our American Constitution.  Have we fallen short?  Obviously, there have been times we have failed and some of those times failed miserably in maintaining the spirit and intent of our forefathers.  They believed, as do I, that the providence of God enabled us to win our Freedom and that if we ever drifted from His principles and the precepts of His word and our stated founding guidelines we would suffer greatly as a people.  Are we witnessing that today?  It would seem so.

I hear those on the Left and the Right claiming that their efforts are a Revolution for America.  But in some cases, it seems that rather than an American Revolution that fights for our founding principles, the protection of our unalienable rights, and the perseveration of our American Constitution we are witnessing American Devolution.  Much of what is happening in the protests and the ‘fake news’ by the MSM designed to divide and destroy, as well as the actions of those in protest, riots, and anarchistic endeavors is not a Revolution of Freedom it is a Devolution pressing us toward a state of Anarchy, striving for Mobocracy and is fueled by intense HATE.   When college professors and others can argue that if a person is white they owe those who are black reparations. we open the door for further division and bitterness.  They are even advancing the idea that every white person should be opening reparations accounts for blacks.  I heard one professor hawking his new book supporting that view say, “A black person with a college degree is less likely to get a job than a white ex-convict.”  On its face, I call that a blatant lie and inaccurate.  What jobs are we talking about?  I have worked in the public sector and experienced being passed over because I was white.  I know what it is like to be told to my face that I was the most qualified but because the other candidates were either of a different gender or ethnicity I would not get the job.  So, exactly what do I owe and to whom?

The call for violence even a military coup to overthrow this administration is not only unhealthy for our Republic it is criminal.  If America is going to HEAL, the HATE must subside.  I see two fountains or rivers flowing in America and the prism through which you view life is established.  There is the River of American Revolution seeking to advance Freedom and develop a country that is “One nation under God indivisible…”  The other is the River of Devolution that is seeking to suppress and eradicate any view other than your own.  It will use any means necessary to achieve its end and sees no conflict in advancing the message of HATE while calling for Love and calling HATE Love and LOVE Hate.  We are divided and that chasm is so wide, no bridge other than the principles upon which America was founded and the God of the Bible can span.  We need to be reminded of and embrace the word of our First President, George Washington uttered at his First Inaugural Address on April 20, 1789,The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”

I am deeply troubled by what I hear and see in America today and ask that you join me in prayer for HEALING in our land.  I believe it is the desire of the majority of Americans to have a nation that is prosperous, free, and secure.  We desire a nation that embraces the tenets of the Declaration of Independence and affords the protections of our American Constitution.  I ask that you join me in Praying for America.  My prayer is God please bless America again, and help us to cease viewing everything through the prism of politics and see His purposes.

God, bless you richly is my prayer and desire and God bless America my hope!