Saturday, August 18, 2012

"Lord, don't send nobody. Come yourself. This ain't no time for children." - The 'God Gap’

By Rev. Mark H. Creech at christianpost.com

A hurricane had struck, and people were huddled together listening to an old preacher praying with great oratorical effects in the midst of the violent storm. He cried out, "Send us the spirit of the children of Israel, the children of Moses, the children of the Promised Land."

At this an old man with less oratory skill but more directness prayed, "Lord, don't send nobody. Come yourself. This ain't no time for children." [1]

There are times in life when nobody but the Lord will do. America is experiencing just such a time.

Nothing better demonstrates how much danger this nation is in than the deep separation currently existing between its citizens. Basing his words upon Mark 3:25, in his famous "House Divided" speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln admonished: "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Quite frankly, that same admonishment is needed again today because the American republic is swiftly moving toward a division every bit as great it was before the Civil War. Its ability to stand permanently is in great peril.

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