With Failing Hands

The Patriarch of the Carolina Clan sent this to me. This is a quote from a very famous American:
“We know more about war than about peace.  We know more about killing than about living.
This is our 20th Century’s claim to progress – knowledge of science outstrips capacity for control.
We have too many men of science, too few men of God.
The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience.
We are a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.”
The interesting thing is that this was said by General Omar Bradley, a highly decorated General in World War II. General Bradley died in 1981. Here we are, over 50-years years later and things have not improved. As a matter of fact, we can list a number of additional indictments. We are living in dangerous times. The very vanguard of public safety is, in itself, in grave danger. In Colorado there is a threat of death to any policeman who is caught alone. Our military is being decimated and even those who are willing to serve cannot be assured that their deployments will be made with enough man and material to be successful. Frighteningly, drivers are totally ignoring the ‘stop warning sign’ on school buses. We live in a time when social media dictates how we should think. Our decisions are influenced by Polls and we have no idea as to just who and how those polls are determined. Our Constitution is in constant attack. Elected officials think that it is their personal opinion that is more important than the will of the people. Our Laws are increasing in conflict with that of GOD. We are told that only experienced ‘politicians’ should be elected to office and it’s good that we were not convinced of that fact when inexperienced gentlemen were placed in charge. Our families are imploding and our children matriculate into universities that cannot produce young adults who know much about who America is. Nothing I’ve stated is really a surprise for those whose lives are filled with the assurance of “Pay Day Someday”. A great Southern Baptist Man of God, W. A. Criswell, preached that famous sermon from the pulpit of First Baptist Church in Dallas.

Here we are in the 21st century; is this our Pay Day? Have we followed the course of the natural man, other than man led by daily devotion inspired by GOD’s HOLY SPIRIT?  Have we sold our freedom for the temporal price of graft and greed?  Are we unworthy to be called “His People”?  Only you can determine for yourself.  We have certainly lived ‘down’ to the conditions stated by General Bradley, so many years ago. Now, we have only the hope of surrender to the Mercy and Grace of a Loving GOD.  That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.    AMEN

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