Tuesday, March 03, 2009
One Nation, Under God
I watched "Apollo 13" today while I was working around the house. I actually only caught the last hour of it. I've seen it before though and think it is a really inspiring story. It was interesting today as I watched it again, to see some of the original newscasts about the apollo 13 mission. At one point, one of the newscasters said that the government had called for a national day of prayer on behalf of the astronauts. How far we have strayed from those days! How sad it is for me to live in a country that used to fear God, and pray to Him, but now wants to wipe out every trace of religion. Last night we were reading from the Bible about how the children of Israel made a golden calf to worship. I told my husband that I could never understand how a person could fashion a idol, then worship it. Why would they want to pray to something that they knew they had created, and knew wasn't really a god. My husband said that worshipping an idol is much easier than worshipping the true God. But I do believe that when God said, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me", He was referring not only to idols, but to other "gods" that we "worship" instead of Him. I miss the days when my country worshipped God, and relied on Him for help and protection. I worry that because of the iniquity of some, the judgements of God will be brought down upon this land. The only thing I can do is try to teach others, and pray for them. I wish they would pray too.