Thursday, October 1, 2015

Will The United States Stand Up To Russia?

Discussion on The Five September 30, 2015

This has not been a wonderful day or week for the United States.  Russia has invaded Syria and another shooter killed college students. It's times like these that makes one feel that there will never be a most wonderful day.  This makes me think of the time when our  small church group had a discussion about the most outstanding day in each of our lives.  My thoughts about this were in agreement with C.S. Lewis when he said,  

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” 

The best is yet to come in my estimation.

How can the best be yet to come, you may ask?  It seems to me that we have one problem after another.  As a child growing up in the 1950’s we were taught that Russia might drop a bomb on us at any time. At school, along with fire drills, we were trained to duck and cover under our desks.  My grandfather Edson started to dig a hole for a fall out shelter he wanted to build in our backyard. But, through a series of events, including fervent prayer by Christians, the communist regimes in the Soviet Union and East Germany were brought down. See here.

But now, twenty five years later, we have Russia causing trouble in the Middle East, we have more and more lawlessness in the United States—(children must be subject to campus shooting drills), and on and on with more and more troubles.  Will the United States take a leadership roll again to defeat evil!  I pray so. Will we ever have the most wonderful day in our life?   When Jesus comes back and judges His enemies, and wipes away every tear from the eyes of His followers, that will be the most wonderful day.   In the meantime we need to pray with even more fervency!  See the You Tube above and the the 2 below which relate current events happening in the Middle East.

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