Make America Sane Again!

Make America Sane Again!
C. Hayden 9-26-16
Wow! This nation is just being torn apart by our politics. It appears so surreal yet has become so totally
unavoidable. I am all for citizens of this country having the right to protest. I protest our lack of prayer in schools
and speak out for its return whenever I have a forum to do so. I speak out against abortion on demand because
giving someone the right to choose should never result in taking another’s life. I protest against the attitudes of
this present world, turning their back on the very One who died for them; using His name as an expression of
disgust rather than calling upon that Holy Name for salvation. However, I would not choose to protest these things
(discrimination against Christian prayer, the killing of unborn babies, and daily offensive use of God’s name) during
a one minute ceremony intended to honor the flag (a symbol of the great things about our nation) and the
wonderful men and women who gave their lives or their health to defend us.
It is true that we have many problems in our country (try and name a country without problems!). And it
may not be the intention of those kneeling during our national anthem to offend our military and first responders.
But intention or not, that is what they are doing because many people in this nation feel a deep disrespect when
we can’t even stand together in
solidarity to honor our nation during
these few moments in life. Are we
not supposed to be sensitive to how
others feel now? Or are we only
sensitive for how some people feel?
Boy, I hope I don’t have to be
confronted by protestors the next time
I attend my grandson’s Karate skills
All of that being said, I think
we have come to the point in our
nation where, if we want any positive
change, we need to double down on
the Biblical practices that might make
America sane again! That is the
practice of humility, prayer, returning
to God, and forsaking sin. Scripture
gives little hope for the nation that
rejects the Lord. However, prayer and
returning back to God will bring us into His presence and re-establish the lines of communication with the Creator
and Governor of the universe. In 2
Chronicles 7:14, God tells us this very thing, “
If My people who are called by My
name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” If we want to really solve the problems, the healing of our
nation, we must first hold to the 2 Chronicles mandate – humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from our
evil ways. It can be done. It starts with humbly going to God in prayer.
Be blessed even more!!
Pastor Chris

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