Friday, August 30, 2013

Try on a pair of someone else's shoes!

The Gospel remains the answer for the world and its problems!

At this moment in time, our national and political leaders are weighing the options and considering whether our country should enter into military conflict with another country that has supposedly used gas weapons to kill their own citizens.  The Bible is clear that we live in a fallen world and that it is corrupting more and more as each day passes.  Thus, wars and rumors of war should not surprise us or catch us off guard.  This conflict has reminded me how important it is that we pray for our national leaders and our troops.  I believe God has blessed the United States and its military success in the past, but that the pivotal part of that past success has been from the prayers of His people. 

Prayer is a much more powerful weapon in warfare than the gas weaponry Syria has supposedly used to kill its own.  Perhaps we in the USA need reminded that our idols are getting in the way of the necessary and daily conversation with God that we often put off.  National warfare reminds us that there is One who remains in control of the nations and that we should seek Him while He may still be found.  In fact, Isaiah 40:15 says, "The nations are like a drop in a bucket and are considered to be like dust on a scale" in God's eyes. 

Have you ever heard the expression, "Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes."  I think this is a great quote in this time both for national leaders and citizens.  Before making decisions that will impact an entire country, leaders should put themselves figuratively in their citizen's shoes.  How do the people of the United States feel about going to war?  Remember, this is supposed to be a democracy.  How would I feel if I put my son or daughter on the battlefield to fight this war and he or she may possibly not come back home?  On the flip side, citizens should remember the great weight upon its notational leaders and that to be in their shoes would be a great burden to carry. 

Pray for our troops & God Bless the USA!

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