"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Looking back...

Nine years ago our country found itself in the midst of a visible fight for life. 

We became dependant on each other as a nation.  People turned their trust towards firefighters, and policemen, and politicians, and in a very broad sense, to a convenient "God". 

Suddenly everyone got all religious and turned to a "higher power" who could bless our nation again.  But, as always happens after a tragedy, days go by, "normal" returns- albeight a new normal- and life resumes where it left off.  A need for that "higher power" subsided.  Every year there is a sense of quiet remembrance of the tragedy, a short return to the honoring of that "higher power"..and then back to resuming normal life.  In between those yearly remembrances we play the blame-game...trying to figure out which responsible party the finger should be pointed at.  And we debate the ways in which we will be most protected as a country...to war or not to war, etc.

I'm certainly no expert in politics or the running of any government.  I know only this...we can spend all our days sweating and arguing over which way is right, which side is living in denial, and who should be in charge of our security...but even the best laid plans and the most well developed technology will not ensure our protection.  We have this strange notion that WE decide our fate and WE are in charge of our ultimate protection.  But, as long as we continue to acknowledge a "higher power" only in moments of tragedy and refuse to believe that that Higher Power is actually the One, True God, then we can be most assured that we are not as a nation under True Protection.  We spend so much time teaching the next generation that they get to decide their own truth and they are in charge of their destiny...

But what if...what if we've gone about it all in the wrong ways....
Were we to acknowledge our collective ignorance in thinking that we have anything to do with security, anything to do with Truth, and anything to do with our futures and lay our puny attempts of control at the feet of THE Higher Power...quite possibly then we would understand that control and security is out of our grasp.  We would not, then, be promised a tragedy-free existence...but we would be promised eternal Protection over that existence.  We would be wise enough to do all that we can to set the right people in charge, but our striving and bickering would cease, we would run back to the original Source of Truth and we would know that our best interest is in mind because we live under the only Ruler who makes all things come together for good.    

In a perfect world....

"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence.
 In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer
 [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world.
 [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]" 
 John 16:33



*To those who have our back, who fight the hard fight because we've turned our backs on Truth...
THANK YOU...your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

1 comment:

MamaFish said...

So well said, Terri!

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