Skip to comments.THE ONLY HOPE (Sarah Palin on the Newtown, Connecticut shootings)
Posted on 12/17/2012 2:33:24 AM PST by Bratch
Unspeakable evil slammed America in the beautiful little town of Newtown, Connecticut, just days ago. No words can express the collective shock and sorrow shared by Americans who know the murder of innocent children is the most horrendous crime imaginable. The Connecticut state motto, Qui transtulit sustinet, promises that only God can sustain us. Though still insufficient and unfulfilling for the grieving families of these beautiful babies in the Lord's arms now, perhaps those words are all the inconsolable loved ones can hold on to at this time. May God show His sustaining love to them right now. Please Lord.
It may seem, especially after Friday, the world is spinning fast and furious and out of control. Many political, economic, and societal problems attempt to weigh down our spirit so heavily that some despondently give up after being deceptively led to believe there is no real hope for anything getting better. And despite 24-hour news cycles with constant information flooding our eyes and ears with much white noise, TV's talking heads really have nothing meaningful to offer.
So the world spins furiously, but there is a reason its literal and figurative centrifugal force tightly holds us here together for such a time as this. Until God loosens the tie that binds us to this temporal earth, we are in it together, and we are expected to do our part to make it better. So, now is the time to speak truth, however politically incorrect some may deem it, and focus on what really matters so our nation's spirit can be lifted as we unite in the cause for a better world built on real hope. First, all truly is hopeless if your faith and hope are put in any politician or media elite. That is because the average person is more truthful and responsible than the average politician or media elite.
Those who let themselves be terribly disappointed in political leaders as they ignore real problems, aided along with a complicit media bombarding us with irrelevant distractions in order to avoid facing the reality of a fallen culture, should know those distractions are to hide from a finger pointing to the main contributors to much of our problem. To stop distracting would result in acknowledging the political and media machine's starring roles in our failing society. So, as they too often tear down those who try to do good, while elevating and celebrating corrupt selfishness, they dumbly assume we don't know it is they who significantly contribute to our upside down world today. We've learned our lesson. Don't put your hope in Hollywood or Washington. Instead, build resolve and seek truth more aggressively than ever at such a time as this.
I only know one source of truth and real hope. I call out to this hope with only childlike faith because I am so overwhelmed by the miraculous answers to my prayers that the comforting, secure hope I cling to is too inexplicable for a simpleminded person like me. Plus, because I am not a perfect Christian and have never met one I dare not judge others Christian quotient, and inarticulately explaining my faith is too often interpreted wrongly, hence, my thankfulness in being allowed via the Good Book to have a childlike faith that's good enough for God. Further, I do not wish to force my beliefs down anyone's throat and simple faith does not do that. Though I'll share my faith unapologetically, I beg fellow faith-filled fallible human beings to quit pretending anyone's effective in forcing others to see the light; please also quit pretending you are holier than thou. You are not. I am not. We're merely fortunate enough to have been knocked to our knees at some point in life and grabbed hold of the opportunity to accept undeserved grace and forgiveness that allows a rebirth and its accompanying peace that passeth all understanding. I cling to it not because I am bitter, but because there is nothing better.
May this Christmas season give you a glimpse of the faith to which millions cling to, and are willing to live and die to self for. As you watch this video, even if you've never prayed before, you can ask God for revelation to what occurred 2000 years ago, what it means for today, and why we celebrate the babe born in that Bethlehem manger over 2000 years ago. And I offer this not because I have all the answers, but because many ask me from where does my hope come? How do I hang on? What do I cling to? Here is a glimpse of the foundation of my faith. May you be shown through this short clip and song that the unanswered questions, the horrible suffering, and the sacrifice of One birthed opportunity for new life and real HOPE for all of us today.
Friends, please watch this, and please don't lose hope. We mustn't lose hope! Look up! And put your time and effort in working so hard for your family and loved ones around you. Don't wait for a fallen world's politicians and pundits to do it for you. You can have within yourself the ability and opportunity to help make America strong again, and her people joyful again.
- Sarah Palin
We hear again from a real Christian patriot!
... and I have a new tagline...
Thank You for posting this. I have prayed privately. For the board, Sarah has my full agreement ... there are no words, though Sarah’s words were a ray of light out of this darkness. May God Have Mercy.
Yesterday afternoon, and I will in my parish church choir will do this special song, that song brought tears to my eyes. That song reminds me that the Blessed Virgin Mary’s son Jesus came into this world to do what NEEDED to be done to save humanity from both the ENEMY and from SIN.
And what action needs to be taken now? Simply this: Put guards in every school, with metal detectors at the school doors. Incarceration and Mental Examination for everyone who suggests attacking a school. And the Death Penalty for everyone, and everyone connected to those who attack a school or school children.
Wake up Americans, the Politicians want to disarm YOU and leave the Children Unprotected!
I have heard from a friend that Obama will try to limit our 2nd Ammendment rights by executive order
I trust my source, he is not alarmist in his warnings
A Christian woman of humility, wisdom, and love vs. Bath House Barry and the Laughing Alcoholic.
Would not surprise me.
The big question would be, would it survive a court battle?
Sarah Palin spoke words of wisdom.
The sad reality is that, this nation and the rest of the world is in a big spiritual war between Heaven and Hell, with our souls as the prize.
Look for people who have guns to “hide them.”
I trust my source, he is not alarmist in his warnings
Does your "trusted source" have an inside line to the White House, or is he simply relying upon the same news media feeds to which we all have access?
I mean: We Conservatives are all convinced that Obama has little regard for the Constitution, but I do not understand your referencing your "friend" as though he were an inside source, and we should therefore pay special heed to a second-hand "warning."
I know that some here say they don’t do Facebook. So if you’d like to see the video and music clip that Sarah Palin chose to feature with her message above, here’s a link . . .
Published on Dec 11, 2012
“Mary Did You Know” performed by CeeLo Green featuring scenes from producers Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel) and Mark Burnett’s (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, Celebrity Apprentice) epic minseries THE BIBLE.
The law obeying Americans that is.
I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s when EVERY house in the neighborhood had a gun(s). Virtually every kid went hunting or shooting. When virtually every kid knew where the guns were, and one or more was always loaded.
We also had a ‘disturbed’ kid in our neighborhood (back in those days the term retarded was still used.) He had nothing to do with God's actions. His mother didn't think she was in labor, waited too long to go to the hospital, when she got there told them she wasn't in labor, and he was born after a period of oxygen starvation.
He wasn't a sin, he wasn't God's punishment, he was just a poor little soul that wasn't right and wouldn't ever be right. And when he got to be a teenager and too big for his parents to handle, he went to live someplace where he couldn't hurt himself or anyone else.
And yes, it was a very religious time. Everybody in that neighborhood belong to some religion (there were two churches within walking distance of my house.) People believed in God and prayed to God. But they also realized that some of life was our business, and we had to take care of our business.
Those election maps....with all those red, rural counties....is why the DEMS in DC have suddenly started hyperventilating about gun control.....as they begin to recognize the implications for pay back of their voter fraud in November.
Thanks for posting - such a powerful truth!
After reading what you had posted and as a person who has had to deal with “learning challenges” all her life and had been in a wonderful relationship with a truly devout Bible believing Christian significant other for 21 years, before God called him home at the age of 46. He also had a “learning challenge”, that despite that, had a number of jobs and worked hard. He loved me very deeply, and I the same. We were starting to plan for our future when he taken ill very suddenly and a few days later, had passed on. Because of him, who pointed out to me the King of Kings, it was my faith that kept me going.
What it all comes down to is this, even with “challenges”, be it physical or mental, one still MUST make a decision either for or against Jesus Christ and no excuses, not even having a “challenge” can EVER excuse what had happened in a very, very horrible and heartbreaking way in my home state of CT last week.
Last, I can add, I also have come to know people who have challenges and it is enough to learn, like me, to accept this cross we have to carry every day, let alone do what this MONISTER did late last week.
“As for me and my household, we WILL SERVE the Lord.” Joshua.
” Faith that this problem can be resolved and action to make it so. Both are sadly missing in Washington.”
The founders did not want us to put our faith and action in Washington, it is a We the People task.
....And most important in a much GREATER power, God.
Pay no mind to the generation line
Forsake your sect, and be colorblind
The problem's not Hollywood
The problem's not Washington
The problem is a weak, divided Church of schismed Christians
I think the states will have a BIG say in that scenario though.
There is no way states like Texas, Montana, Alaska, etc. will bow to his wishes without a Full amendment voted on by the states, and that just isn't going to happen.
They show "Touched By an Angel" episodes from the past.
It is my understanding that Roma Downey is producing another similar series to air in 2013.
The liberals will pan it, I'm sure. "Nothing wholesome will be shown on our networks ... "
We have learned a hard lesson. Instead of preaching the Gospel to our culture, we tried to change things politically.
And now, we have the fruits of our man inspired labor. Now we have no other choice but to obey what our Lord commanded us to do from the beginning....Preach the Gospel..
Only this can truly CHANGE our country, and bring us back to HIM. Sarah Palin is such a blessing, and do not fool yourself, the media and the left hate her because they hate the Lord, just like He said they would. I pray that one day we as a Nation would once again be worthy to have a truly Godly person like her to serve this nation. In this world, it is impossible...but I have hope because Jesus said With God all things are possible. So now I am committed to pray, be a friend to, help, witness too and love my fellow American, and maybe...just maybe...Our Father God through His Son Jesus Christ will bring a revival to America and save us from ourselves again.
This is just so eloquent. Thank you for posting it.
But CeeLo Green? Isn’t he the same jerk who put out a song called “F___ You”?
The gospel (good news) of eternal salvation:
The Bible is clear that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who died on the cross as our substitute.
He paid the penalty for our sins.
He took the punishment that we deserve.
Gods provision of eternal salvation is a free gift (Eph. 2:8,9).
God, through Jesus Christ, did everything.
All you do is accept that free gift.
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
The Bible explains how to be saved (how to receive the free gift of eternal salvation):
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVES in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He who BELIEVES on him is not condemned: but he who does not BELIEVE is condemned already, because he has not BELIEVED in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
But to the one who does not work, but BELIEVES in Him who justifies the ungodly, his FAITH is reckoned as righteousness
Therefore being justified by FAITH, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by FAITH without the deeds of the law
Then they asked him, What must we do to do the works God requires?
Jesus answered, The work of God is this: to BELIEVE in the one he has sent.
(Jesus Christ said) He who BELIEVES in me has everlasting life.
BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved
Every one who BELIEVES in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
(Jesus Christ said) I am the resurrection and the life. He who BELIEVES in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and BELIEVES in me will never die. Do you BELIEVE this?
CHRIST in you; the HOPE of glory!
Is there anyone who nails it better than she does? Wow! Time after time! What an utter shame that more didnt support her.
Yes, and the #1 hit song Crazy with the duo called Gnarls Barkley. I guess this shows another side of CeeLo Green as it is a superb version of the song.
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.
Why do they call it evil when in fact it is insanity?
Thanks, but I’ll pass.
Obviously your statement is quite alarming. Let us hope that in this case your friend is off the mark.
Here is a message from a friend, and I agree totally! The only way to stop a killer with a gun is to use a gun against him!
Another reason to love this woman. I wish she would run....
Sarah's words ring truer than Ubama's ever could.
Prayers for all the families of this senseless violence.
Sarah's words ring truer than Ubama's ever could.
Prayers for all the families of this senseless violence.
I read this last night and it brought tears to my eyes. No one has explained what has occurred as well as Sarah Palin just did. If only Sarah Palin were President right now, things would be SO different
If its time to hide them, it’s past time to use them.
The evil in all this rests in the arrogance of doctors and government officials who think they know more about the brain than they do and think people like the killer can be medicated and managed in the general population. They and they alone have unleashed legions of time bombs on US. May God have mercy on US.
A beautiful rendition of this song is on an album by Jubilant Sykes. We saw him perform this at a concert in So. Cal. a few years ago and it was truly amazing.
Because the intentional killing of an innocent child is inherently, objectively evil, even if the murderer has an air-tight delusion which, for him, makes the killing seem fully justified. But if the delusion is not air-tight, even the mentally ill can intentionally do what they know is wrong to do. No doubt this would have been thoroughly explored at trial, but now we can only guess at the extent to which Lanza joined himself subjectively to the objective evil he inflicted on those children.
Your words are few.
Your meaning is far reaching.