From: Mary Zimmerman
My goodness it seems some of us American people have dozed off, being rocked to sleep in the trends and ways of the world. Let us all wake up before its too late. We are at war, you know, and the casualties are staggering: fifty-four million innocent unborn children who died in abortion in the U.S. alone since 1973. Now the trend is beginning to turn toward us older folks as well. Doctor-prescribed suicide has been affirmatively legalized in Washington and Oregon, and Massachusetts is working on putting it on their ballot. If we don’t fight and stop this death culture surely it will increase and spread. “I pray Lord let me live til I hear you call my name, Amen.”
I just ran across a Bible verse in my daily prayer book that just seemed to jump out at me.
Luke 12:54-59 Jesus said to the crowds, “when you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain - and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot - and so it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”
Let’s all ask ourselves is God speaking to our present generation? We must admit nature itself is crying out to us. Sandy, the worst hurricane in 100 years (could also prove to be one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history - an estimated 10-20 billion), record heat this past summer with record droughts, and the list goes on.
Where is the love God says we should have for our neighbors and ourselves? He adds even love your enemies! With all the wars going on around the world that doesn’t seem to be happening. We hear daily how many died in this manner, yet it is quite silent how many babies dies every day. Why have we so cheapened life? If we can’t change laws I am convinced we should work harder to change hearts and minds. Preach chastity instead of condoms and the morning-after pill. Inform young, scared, pregnant women there is help - Birthright, Grace Place, even consider adoption or surrender your child to a hospital or fire station. But don’t kill it.
In these difficult, troubled times let us lift our minds and hearts to God in prayer. 2 Tim 4.18 “May the Lord rescue us from every evil threat and bring us safe to his heavenly kingdom, Amen.”