June 2, 2022

Dr. Jerry W. Light, Sr.   -  

Memorial Day is that time each year when we pause to remember those who laid down their lives for family, friends and for our freedom. The week after Pearl Harbor was attacked President Franklin D.  Roosevelt said, “Those who long enjoy such privileges that we enjoy forget in time that others have died to win them.” Freedom is never really free; it’s almost always bought with the blood of patriots.

The greatest battle that we, as Americans, are facing today is the battle for the very soul of our nation. We see it all around us every day. The erosion of our society has been a slow process, but we’ve seen it  accelerate rapidly in the just the past few years. It really doesn’t matter whether there’s a Democrat or a Republican sitting in the Oval Office, this nation that we’ve all come to know, and love continues to erode. We are a broken culture depending on the clever tendencies of fallen people to lead us forward. And alas we are falling behind in every area because we have forgotten God. The position we’re in today is because of what we tolerated sin during all of our yesterdays. And the position we’ll be in tomorrow will be because of what we have tolerated today. As I have often said, “God is not so concerned about what is happening in the White House as He is concerned about what is happening in your house!

Well, history has a way of repeating itself down through the centuries. In Daniel’s day, he saw a lot of what we’re seeing today. But his situation was much worse. The fifth chapter of Daniel describes the    collapse of a culture. They became so comfortable and secure within the confines of their strong walls, but they crumbled from within. The way I see it Babylon made four enormous mistakes. They lost their      remembrance of the past. After that they lost their sense of reality. Because of the loss of a moral fabric, they lost all sense of self-restraint. And lastly, they lost all sense of respect. On this Memorial Day, our challenge is to be a people of repentance and that we would acknowledge that anything we do is vanity without the presence of the Holy Spirit. II Chronicles 7:14 sums up what we must consider this year,     “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.” God bless you all and God bless America!

 

In Jesus’ love,
Dr. Jerry Light