How does it happen that one can be raised in a time of history where you have seen all of the prosperity and blessings that result from piety, from getting yourself aligned with the will of God, that some upstarts come and want to change everything? They seem to think they have something unique to give, some brand new form of leadership, some “evolved” philosophical world-view, that previous generations knew nothing of.
First piety begat prosperity, then the daughter divorced the mother!
You get blessed as you walk in stride with God, then that strange shift comes in imagining that all this came about because of some strength, some special formula, you yourself had. And you’re gonna do it alone . . . just like you think you always have.
This nation is on that edge right now!
All the issues . . . the outrageous life=styles, the “fiscal cliff,” have come about because the principles that made us strong in the first place have been thrown to the winds! The strengths we had have been abandoned.
Now we are shaken to the core financially, morally, spiritually, in families . . . till we do not know how to define the most fundamental questions of life: What does it mean to be human? What does marriage mean? What does sexuality mean?
Ask the average college professor . . . they are all at sea with these definitions.
And we get leaders coming in with NO chart or compass making all kinds of arrogant promises to the populace that they have no intentions on keeping, nor any idea how they would if they wanted to.
Comedians like Letterman and Jon Stewart make a joke of everything, minimize our Judeo/Christian underpinning, and those who have been trained NOT to think jump on the wagon and add their voices to the death chant.
Our only hope is a personal encounter with Christ . . . on a national level. He alone makes personal change a beautiful reality, and from the inside out brings purpose and value into each individual and ultimately to a nation.
May God help us!