There is outrage at the President’ recent decision to mandate that schools provide rights that are putting our kids in jeopardy.
You’ve read it about it on the news. You have seen the posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
This is serious stuff and we are seeing another freedom taken away from us and once again, we see Christianity under attack.
But let’s step back for a minute.
I agree that we need to let our voice be heard. But I am tired of people getting all up in arms and still never doing anything.
Can I be bold enough to ask you this question? Did you take the time to write to President Obama? Your Senator? Your Congressman? Your local officials?
If we are honest, really brutally honest, many Christians are lashing out on social media. Some are saying some really ugly, hurtful things. But my guess is that they didn’t make one phone call or send a letter to let their voice be heard.
Some of you will say, “It really doesn’t matter. The decision has been made!” Wrong! Pastor Jamie Mitchell shared last summer that for every call or letter made or written, it’s like getting a 100 calls or letters.
When prayer and Bible reading was taken from the schools, one lady mounted that campaign and made a difference. But we didn’t let our voices be heard until it was too late.
The rights that are being questions are being questioned by a small minority. But this small minority is letting their voices be heard. They are calling, writing, protesting, making a stink. It’s that old saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the oil.”
So I want to encourage you – it’s not too late to let your voice be heard. You can easily google the address and phone number for our political leaders. When you call and write, be straightforward and direct. Let the person answering the phone that whether they agree with your position, you want it to go on record that you called to voice your opinion and that you expect it to be recorded and reported accurately and fairly.
If you are going to use social media as a platform, then I would plead with you to do so in a Christ-like way. You can address issues without attacking someone’s character. Boldness is not the same as character assassination.
This year our theme has been FACING THE FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE and I have been reading through the book of Daniel, amazed at the parallel to our current events.
We can take a stand. We can trust God to help us be courageous and strong. We can look for God to show up with the same power that He demonstrated to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
I love this verse: Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the King’s command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.” Daniel 3:28
And I challenge you to read verses 29-20! God is able! So what are YOU going to do?
Written by Dr. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick: He has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years, and has three married kids, one that is engaged, and 10 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Daily Quote: “Only God can turn a mess into a message. A test into a testimony. A trial into a triumph. A victim into a victory.”
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
25 I have been young, and now am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
or his children begging for bread. ~Psalm 37:25