January 26, 2009

Does everyone think the American citizens lack any intelligence what so ever? You would think so if you pay any attention to the “NEWS”.


We hear the problems that we have with the economy is a “credit crunch”. Well there is some truth to that, because someone that has no job cannot get or use credit. They cannot acquire a loan to buy a home, or car, or TV, or anything else.


Without a job they cannot pay the loans that they already have which means they will lose their house, car; everything. They cannot support the rest of the economy so the businesses that depended on the American worker also cannot meet their finical obligations.


The Government decided that the American worker should compete with any worker in the world with no protection. An American worker must compete with a worker in China that may be making a tenth of what it would require just to exist in America! When we all began to lose our jobs they blamed it on us! The only responsibility the Government has is to protect the people and look what they have done to us! ARE THEY CRAZY?


The Government is supposed to fix the problem buy borrowing money when they say our problems stem from our misuse of credit!        ARE THEY CRAZY?


The Government is going to create jobs for us by using our money! Well actually our credit! Of course when someone makes a buck they have to spend it on a product made in China! You can not find much of anything that is made in America and when you do it cost 10 times more that the same thing made in China and when times are tight one has to get the best buy for their money.


Let me see if I understand this great plan. The government is going to borrow money, which they tell us not to do, from China so they can create virtual jobs and the result is we will buy something made in China; therefore strengthening the economy of China! ARE THEY CRAZY OR JUST PLAIN STUPID?







January 21, 2009

We have elected a new president, but have we thought, with truth, about what we have done?


The Bible says over and over that we should put our trust in God and not man. Haven’t we put our trust in man when we vote? Don’t we trust our own judgment as to who should be president? Or perhaps you would feel better if I said we trust the people to choose rightly. Either way we have put our trust in man; not God.


The truth is God knows the heart of everyone on this earth and only God is capable of choosing the best man for the job.


The candidate that would tell the truth is the candidate that stands no chance of being elected. You know that is true, so you know the very quality demanded for success is to be untruthful. Have you realized that only two men in the world claimed to know how to save the economy? Both just happened to be running for president and both claimed the other was wrong!


You may say that you prayed to God for guidance when you voted, but why would God answer a prayer about which man should someone put their trust in when He said do not put your trust in man? Would it be right for a bank robber to ask God which bank to rob? Could he really expect an answer?


Democracy is a system where the people choose the authorities, not a system where God does. God has chosen our authority and that is Jesus who is a King not a president. It is a shame that those who lead God’s people do not, or will not understand.


Does no one understand that the founding fathers of this country rebelled against the authorities that God established? God says that is rebelling against what He instituted and yet many churches exalt this system of government. Does no one realize that we are exalting rebellion against God?


I feel no joy or excitement because we have a new president. I still have a King and though I am sure the president will fail in many ways I am equally sure my King will not.


When you calm down and stop thinking about how much you dislike me for saying this, instead of continuing to think about me, think about what I said.


January 15, 2009

For the last three years I have been taking care of my mother. She was ninety six years old and in good health for most of those years. Only the last three years has she needed help and that only because her mind was failing. She took good care of me when I needed it, no matter my age or what I needed she was always there for me, so even though I loved her, I also owed her.


Mother had been baptized when she was a young lady but she seem to have little faith and it worried me until the Spirit within me led me to 2 Tim 2: 11-13 (NIV) “Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself” and I was relieved and blessed by God.


She fell and broke her hip about a month ago and that required a hip replacement. There was no choice as she could not stand the pain of lying in bed with every movement resulting in intense pain.


Her mind was so far gone that she could not understand why everything was happening. She only knew that everyone was hurting her. She was forced to eat when she didn’t want too. Forced to move when it hurt and forced to take medicine. When she could finally get to sleep someone would come wake her up and put this thing on her arm that squeezed it until it hurt. In plain words her life was without any joy and she just couldn’t understand what was happening.


Friday she began to have difficulty breathing. She was put on oxygen and given an IV to hydrate her, but she continued to fail. By Saturday it was apparent that she was close to death, but she continued to gasp for every breath until early Sunday morning she was just too weak to take another breath.


I prayed that God would heal her. Actually I have been praying for her health for more than three years, but God choose not to restore her health. I could not pray that God would take her life as I believe life is sacred. After all that is what Jesus gave his life for: that we might live. To pray that someone should die after all God has done that we might live just could not be right, but to pray that someone’s suffering be stopped or that God would demonstrate His power to heal would be right. But God did not heal mother, nor did He stop her suffering as soon as I wanted.


Now the Bible says that we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose and I do believe the Bible, so I knew that somehow the suffering of my mother was not only for my good, but for hers also. Knowing this I ask God for the understanding of this suffering and I received and I understand this very personal lesson.


You see God and I experienced the same kind of event. Mother died of asphyxiation and that is the same cause of death that results from crucifixion. Now, I do not posses the power to stop anyone from dying from anything, but God does. If I understand my lesson it is though God had the power to remove His Son from the cross it would have resulted in the permanent death of all mankind. Both God and I had to watch as our loved ones suffer and die, because His plan could not be completed if He intervened.


God loves my mother even more than I do and God had to watch her suffer and die along with me. Actually God has to watch all of those He loves die and that makes my pain, when compared to His, very minuscule: though to me it was very large.


It is times such as this that our faith is tested and I know that I passed this test. I will miss mother until I am reunited with her in Heaven and until then I am encouraged in the knowledge that she is already in the presence of the Lord and suffers no more.


Once more my mother has given me a blessing. She always put my best interest before her own and even in her death God has once more allowed her to be used to teach and bless me.


The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.