Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Getting Back to Him

Many prominent religious people have been saying the same thing for several years. We must, all of us, worldwide get back to putting Him first in our lives. We must continue to pray for world peace because we have seen what happens to a world bent on placing more importance on other things. Here is a quote from a prominent religious leader's daughter. Although we are of different religious persuasions, I must say that she vas a valid point.
Billy Graham's  daughter was interviewed on the  Early Show and  Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let  something like this happen?" (regarding the  attacks on Sept. 11).  Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  How can we expect God to give us His  blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us  alone?"  In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I  think it started when Madeleine  Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently)  complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school .... the  Bible says thou shalt not kill,  thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK. Then Dr. Benjamin  Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem  (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said  OK.  Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers,  their classmates, and themselves.  Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a  great deal to do  with "WE REAP WHAT WE  SOW."  Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say,  but question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny how lewd,  crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.  Are you laughing?  Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they WILL  think,  of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.  Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.
God bless you as you share it with friends. No Nation or people can ever survive or succeed without Jesus Christ.

Doing What I  Can, While I Can,
Alma L. Jones 
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