Do you feel that too?
Folks are saying this morning that God removed his hand from us and it feels that way. For the first time since this country began, this country rejected God. And not just because I don’t like Obama, but because they let their own ego get in the way of rational thought.
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Both of you stop it right now. Stop whining. Despairing of the Lord our God is a grave sin. He chooses when, where, who and how. Don’t you dare feel that He has left. We have been Godless for years. Have you watched television? You know about Planned Parenthood. Have you read when our Lord Jesus Christ forbid divorce? This has been a profligate nation for a long time. It did not happen over night. Our job is not to despair. Our job is to pray. Live in accordance with His laws. Find it within ourselves to give witness. I went to Rome and I visited the catacombs. People who fled to underground chambers to worship their Lord, to bury their dead, to hide from egregious persecution. The state persecuted them. They did not whine. They fought back, and they argued their case, ultimately successfully, for their right to be Christian.
They dwell on earth, but are citizens of heaven
“They live in their own countries and are strangers. They loyally fulfil their duties as citizens, but are treated as foreigners. Every foreign land is for them a fatherland and every fatherland, foreign.
They marry like everyone, they have children, but they do not abandon their new-born. They have the table in common, but not the bed. They are in the flesh, but do not live according to the flesh (2 Cor 10,3; Rom 8, 12-15). They dwell on earth, but are citizens of heaven.
They obey the laws of the state, but in their lives they go beyond the law. They love everyone, yet are persecuted by everyone. No one really knows them, but all condemn them. They are killed, but go on living. They are poor, but enrich many (2 Cor 6,9-10). They have nothing, but abound in everything. but in that contempt they find glory before God. Their honour is insulted, while their justice is acknowledged.
When they are cursed, they bless. When they are insulted, they answer with kind words
(1 Cor 4,12-13). They do good to others and are punished like evil-doers. When they are punished, they rejoice, as if they were given life. The Jews make war against them as if they were a foreign race. The Greek persecute them, but those who hate them , cannot tell the reason for their hatred”.
From a letter by an unknown Christian to Diogenetus, second century Rome.
Be not afraid. Dwell on earth, but be citizens of heaven. V’s wife.