One of the world’s greatest evangelists, Billy Graham, once said, “Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone, except God.” Not only did Mr. Graham have experience as a preacher, but he was a counselor to many presidents over the years and I think he knew a thing or two.
Our nation has become so politically correct that we have almost become numb to the evil that is insidiously wheedling its way into the fiber of our existence. It seems that nothing shocks anymore. We are exposed to corruption, scandal, violence, immorality, tolerance for just about any beliefs and behavior. We have been led into believing that anything goes and we need to be open to every opinion, action and belief except the One who created the World.
We as a nation have put God on the back burner. To many He simply doesn’t exist because He isn’t visible and there is nothing tangible to prove His existence. To some, they have made other things or beliefs into gods. Unfortunately, the God upon which our nation was founded, can’t even be spoken about in the political arena, the legal system, public schools, the entertainment business or sporting events without criticism – however, there seems to be an insistence that we tolerate every other god out there.
As Christians, we have been pushed aside and often are being persecuted for our beliefs. It’s really time for us to take a stand. Of course we can’t do that alone, because the ways of the world seem to be gaining more and more strength each day.
Lord, I know that you can conquer any evil that inhabits this planet. We, as your people, need to be strong and courageous again in our faith. Help us to stand up for you and your precepts. Give us the perseverance to uphold your truths. Even if we face ridicule or death, help us continue to keep you alive in a society that doesn’t seem to need you anymore. Your will be done. Amen.
Kathy, joining you in prayer. May we encourage others to share the spirit of Billy Graham’s love and devotion to God. Our Lord shall always, always be first!
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