Two years ago on Christmas Day, Sanmi arrived from Nigeria after a long red-tape wait for his visa. On December 30th, 2011, Sanmi and our youngest daughter, Martina, were married right here in our condo clubhouse with a Salvation Army Major officiating. And now their family has grown to include our littlest treasure, Tuks, who enjoyed her first Thanksgiving and the wonder of eating most everything but the turkey.
It was Martina’s first Thanksgiving of waiting to eat until after her food cooled to room temperature, but as you can see she didn’t mind at all. Martina is the happiest Mom imaginable!
Our earthly blessings abound in family and friends. And there is more, so much more: our freedom, which is rapidly becoming increasingly fragile and endangered. Indeed, God is judging our nation for its rampant and arrogant disobedience as exemplified by our President who simply cannot tell the truth—a “leader” who is great at delivering speeches, yet either incapable or unwilling to do anything else but talk and by-pass the vital role of Congress. President Obama is a self-proclaimed Caesar, a potential dictator of the most frightening and mind-boggling ilk!
As if a president who lies through his charming smile were not enough, that president is represented by a Secretary of State reminiscent of a certain long ago Prime Minister. In the words of Los Angeles journalist, Eric Golub on November 24, 2013: “Only days after President Obama gave Iran the green light to obliterate Israel, he took time for a victory lap to celebrate his most epic failure to date. America and other world powers have just agreed to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for an empty promise. Iran will pretend to stop its quest for nuclear weapons as the West celebrates the greatest meaningless paper agreement since Neville Chamberlain declared “peace in our time” with Hitler.”
In countless ways the USA has sinned and fallen far from its original design and intent. Seduced by materialism and pride of accomplishment, we have failed to give glory to the God who made it all possible. Countless churches have abandoned God’s literal Word for fun, games, and other ludicrous ploys to get bodies in the pews.
In 30 plus years of evil legislation millions of children have been slaughtered, sacrificed in the Baal worship of “Choice”. Moral values have plummeted to the depths of disgusting degradation. And God’s nation of Israel has been compromised to a level which is sickening and revolting.
God’s Word proclaims His chosen people, the Jews to be “the apple of His eye”. Regarding Israel and the Jews, God has promised: “I will bless those that bless you, and I will curse him that curses you; and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3, NKJV
Unlike President Obama who cannot keep a promise, our Lord has never broken a single promise. He will not fail to punish our sinful, murderous nation and our leaders who have betrayed His chosen people. We are long overdue for severe judgment, and unless God provides miraculous intervention it will come soon! It’s only a matter of time.
Meanwhile I pray that in the process of receiving our deserved judgment, this country will be blessed by the cleansing wind of revival. I pray that many individuals in our country will return to faith in the Lord of history, the Lord who controls the destiny of all nations and rulers. May we be broken and remorseful as a nation, as we beg our Lord for forgiveness and restoration to His righteousness. Although The United States of America may suffer greatly while on earth, we have a merciful, forgiving God and we we can trust Him for eternity.
Thankful? Yes! I’m thankful for family, friends, and for my Lord Jesus Christ—the Righteous Ruler who will always keep His Word!
Margaret L.Been, 2013