A Time for Everything

I am still astounded by America’s great undecided. Occasionally, I get an email from someone after reading one of my posts. It will go something like, “I agree with you, but what are we going to do about it?” I usually try to respond with something reassuring to ease their anxiety, but I never tell them what to do rather than stay engaged and never give up. I am comfortable that most of my subscribers are firmly decided and like me they want the best for this great nation. They are simply looking for ways to help preserve her.

If you are among the undecided, know that there is no one out there who is going to give you the answer. Although he gets the question almost daily, I suggest to you that answers you seek come to you from a power much higher than Rush Limbaugh. In his enlightening and entertaining way, Mr. Limbaugh may impart Job-like political wisdom, but the best he can offer the great undecided is to tweak the answer that is already inside of them.

What do you stand for? What is it that you value most? What are you least willing to give up? Are you willing to fight for those things or roll passively over while they are taken from you? If you are not willing to fight as if your life, and the life of your nation, depend on it then my impression is that you are not undecided. You are just a value-less coward – a sheep shivering before a pack of wolves. Waiting in turn to be devoured by those who are willing to do most anything to achieve what they desire.

Do you see how hard the hard-core atheists work to destroy God or to remove all vestiges of Him from our country? They are certainly willing to fight for what they stand for. As misguided as it is. Never does a day pass where some atheists do not cry out how offensive and intolerant a Christian symbol is or a prayer before a sporting event for good sportsmanship and the protection of the athletes. Then, the ACLU goes to court and a spineless or sympathetic judge agrees with them. They gain a little more ground in their war to remove God from America. And largely, Americans undecidedly watch it happen.

I have a question for the atheists. If you ever succeed and Christianity disappears from America, what will your post-Christian world be like? When America’s foundation is fundamentally transformed and we truly are “no longer a Christian nation” as our President has already affirmed, where will you turn? What will you do when another group, say maybe the Islamists since you can never find the courage to challenge them, decide that post-Christian America should not have any atheists either? What will you do when the call comes to silence you? The one group in this land built on God-given freedom, which would most adamantly defend your right to believe as you choose, will not be here to defend you. And you will have done that to yourself.

If you read the Bible, you are certainly familiar with the book of Ecclesiastes especially Chapter 3. If not, and you are from my generation maybe you remember the song Turn Turn Turn, recorded by the Byrds in 1965. I am going out on a limb here, but I believe this might be the oldest number one hit ever recorded. The author is uncertain, but Biblical scholars believe it may have been written by King Solomon circa tenth century BC (Pete Seeger only added the music.). Timeless lyrics, as is the wisdom imparted. The theme of the book of Ecclesiastes is really quite simple, unless God is at the center, everything else is meaningless.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Right now, the people who would cheerfully take away your freedom, the liberal-progressive-communists, are fighting hard for what they believe. They stand for every negative in this scripture. Is it your time or is it theirs?

It is time for America’s undecided to take a long look in the mirror and in their hearts and ask what they stand for. Is it time for you to be silent or is it time for you to speak? Is it time for America to be born or is it time for her to die.

©2012