A godly woman was asked by a news reporter how God could allow a disaster like Hurricane Katrina to happen. Undaunted, the woman calmly and profoundly replied: ”I believe that God was deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for decades we have been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.
Being the gentleman that He is, He has quietly backed out of these areas. How can we expect Him to give us His blessings and His protection if we demand that He leave us alone?
In light of recent events: terrorist attacks, school shootings and a confused government it might do us well to think about how much of it started. Madeline Murray O’Hare complained that she didn’t want prayer in schools and we said, OK. Then someone said that we better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shall not kill and to love your neighbor as yourself. And we said, OK.
The Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self- esteem. We said an expert should know what he is talking about. And we said, OK.
Now we are asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates and themselves.
Are you laughing yet?
Dr. Al Huba
Author, Psychologist/Counselor, Pastor