In light of the events that recently have transpired in the US and the reactions to those events, we would do well (regardless of political position) to consider the words of Jesus Christ when He said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand” (Mark 3:25). No nation of people can survive if governed with an attitude that says, “You must totally agree with me or make me your enemy.” History has plenty of stories describing the lives of leaders and movements that have adopted such undermining tactics. They lead by treachery and promote divisiveness and distrust in order to bring the change they desire. Sadly, history also shows that when a nation goes down this path, it eventually implodes and disintegrates from within. Both our nation (US) and the world are very fragile now… at a tilting point. All this tells us what we know… people need the Lord, and they need hope, the sustaining kind only God’s can provide (Romans 5:1-5).
Much is being talked about right now. I think the best words we/you can offer at this time is through our humble prayers to God… that our leaders and people would seek the Lord of the Universe at this time, humbling ourselves and asking Him for forgiveness and help. “God Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” (Acts 17:25-27) PMC
This article was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.