Last month should be a month America never forgets. But, if we do what we have always done, it won’t be long until we get back to our normal godless ways.
On Monday, April 15, 2013, two cowardly Muslim terrorists set off two bombs that killed three and injured more than 170 people. I was barely getting off the plane when I read the news report about this tragedy. The next five days America patiently waited until finally on Friday night, April 19th, the last bomber was captured alive. Yes, I rejoiced that these two cowards were either killed or captured.
As we watched the events of the law enforcement chasing these two men, my daughter asked me if this was what it was like on September 11, 2001. She was too young to remember what happened on that day. The only thing she knew about that infamous day was what she had either heard from my wife and I talking about it or what the news media occasionally mentioned about it.
What struck me about this past month is how quickly we forget tragedies. You would think America would stay alert after September 11, 2001. Sadly, we let our guard down and more innocent victims are killed and injured. The lives of those injured will never be the same. Many who went to either run the marathon or see a loved one cross the finish line never imagined that their life would be changed forever. Over 170 people will, for the rest of their lives, pay the price for those who should have been more alert. I certainly understand that you can’t stop everything, but there is no doubt in my mind that this could have been averted.
1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” God warns that the adversary is always lurking to attack and attempting to destroy us. The adversary never sleeps. The adversary never forgets. You can’t negotiate with the adversary, because the only thing they want is to devour you. When the adversary negotiates an agreement, they don’t intend to keep it because their whole intent is to destroy you.
My desire is that America will never forget the events of April 15, 2013. I know I’m asking a lot of people, but we must always remember there are evil nations and evil people who, like the Devil, want to devour and destroy our nation. Our political leaders need to remember that no one can negotiate with terrorists. The only desire of the terrorists is to destroy America. Why do these terrorists hate America? It’s not because we are a wealthy nation. It’s not because of our way of life. There are other nations that are wealthy and live comfortably. Make no mistake, it is because we support Israel, and we claim to be one nation under Jehovah God. They hate America because of the God on Whom we were founded. They hate America because we stand with God’s people, Israel. This is the whole reason why they want America destroyed.
We must never let our guard down. We must never think that the Muslim religion is a peace-loving religion. It is a religion of hate that wants one thing; America completely destroyed! Political posturing doesn’t strengthen America, instead it weakens her. Pushing God out of the public arena will not strengthen our nation, rather it will destroy our nation. We must remember Who made this nation strong, and the Who is Jehovah God. We must not push Him out for the sake of political correctness, but we must push political correctness out for the sake of God. We must not try to lower God to our lifestyle, but we must raise our lifestyle to God’s expectations. We can stop these mindless, cowardly acts if we will acknowledge that those who want to live in our country and become citizens must understand that we are “One nation under God,” and not “One nation under many gods.” When they come to our nation, they need to leave their gods behind.
Christian, let me encourage you to never forget the acts of last month. Don’t ever forget that the Devil is out to destroy our nation. He destroys it by getting Christians to let up. He destroys it by getting us to let up our guard. If you will keep your life in tune with how God wants you to live, then you will be aware of the Devil’s agenda. Check your heart and life and be sure that you are doing what God would want you to do. Always remember that the blessings upon a nation are dependent upon God’s people. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” If you want God to heal your nation, then you must humble yourself before God, confess your sins to him and live according to His Word. This is the only way that we can be sure to never forget.
Allen Domelle is the editor of the Old Paths Journal which is more than just a Christian’s publication. It is an excellent place to learn how today’s headlines will forge tomorrow’s laws and statutes. Keep yourself in tune with what is happening around the world, as well as in your own backyard with our daily updates and devotionals.