THE BROKEN STATES OF AMERICA
Matthew19:14 states, "But Jesus said, "Let the little
children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'"
"I love America, but we have an identity crisis and fundamentally we lack integrity. Our ideology has been pushed aside and replaced with deception disguised as progressivism. Democracy has taken a back seat to narcissism and individualism. Our government is trying to erase our fundamental political philosophy of liberty arights. Authority muppets alter their rhetoric every time the wind blows. Our government and various media outlets use "smoke and mirrors" to hide the truth and cover up incompetence. They use fear tactics to keep the American people in confusion. They have ripped apart our "social contacts" and declarations. Our Constitution has been manipulated. And finally, we have forgotten the fact that any country worth anything has its foundations based on relationships. We are in dire straits and we cannot continue to ignore these problems any longer. We can continue to rely upon our reason and individualism and mill around like lost sheep or we can seek help from "The Sheperd."
I chose the picture above because it best describes the way most of us feel about America's situation today. The "Truth" (like we know what that means anymore) is that this country is broken in many ways. Everyone is familiar with the quote, "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand" by Abraham Lincoln. The "problem" with this revelation is the reference to the source, Abraham Lincoln. Yes, I believe that Abraham Lincoln was a good man and he served our country well, but he is not the source of this wisdom; the Bible is. Mark 3:24-25 states, "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand." Abraham Lincoln, like all good men and women are inspired by God. Neither man nor women will ever be "the source, of anything." God is our only "True" source.
Some of our government leaders (sarcasm), believe that they are "the source" of everything! There are a few good men and women in our government, but our system is so corrupt that their goodness is overshadowed by evil and asphyxiated/
Please pay attention to what I am about to say; No president has been greater than God. No president is greater than God. No president will ever be greater than God. It is IMPOSSIBLE for any government to fix AMERICA without "HIM!" (Not implying that He hasn't always been involved; not Deist).
THE "TRUTH" is that some of the people "trying" to run this country are deceived, selfish, conceited, entitled, overbearing, dishonest, greedy, attention- seeking fools! But, they are representatives of what America (including myself sometimes) has become. I am sure there are plenty of people in our government with good intentions but,"the path to destruction is paved with good intentions. If you study history, you will discover that many empires throughout "His" story that have fallen share similar characteristics. The most important one is APOSTACY or TURNING AWAY FROM GOD. I have often compared America to Rome in my classes. Obviously, many of our leaders did not study "His" story or their lust for power and money has blinded them.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION? I understand that God has selected our leaders, but they are not the source. Some of our authority figurines believe they are Almighty, but "Truthfully," they are deceived. We can help God restore America through His children. I would include "our" children in that statement, but we have not earned the right to say that anymore. It is futile for us to try and survive as a country without God. "Truthfully," it is impossible! So,starting today, together as a nation, we will begin "obeying" which means, "hearing" God and enriching His plans to care for our children. God will share His love and He will teach us how to raise our children with LOVE and RELATIONSHIP.
Finally, I always stress to my students the importance of voting. It is a God given right and it is our duty as citizens of the BROKEN STATES OF AMERICA. But if we really want things to change, we had better start listening to God and start taking care of His children before its too late. We are no longer, "One Nation Under God. WE ARE ONE NATION WITH GOD."
"Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring our children together in the classroom, now it is time to take care of them."
Thanks, John Osborne