Lord, save us from our constant rebelling
Many years ago my brother was a frequent traveler of the highways and by-ways of the U.S. and I can remember him boasting about the great roads of Texas and how well they were maintained. I still think Texas does a great job taking care of its transportation infrastructure, even though it seems to be forever under construction. I do have a problem with the logic of toll roads when millions of dollars of fuel and tire taxes are pouring into the system on a regular basis, but some of that money is being intercepted and used for other things. I guess a subject for another day.
Anyway, our local roads and highways simply fell apart when the oil boom came rushing in with trucks and heavy equipment the likes we’ve never experienced before. Trying to keep up with the broken-down roadways has been a monumental task for the state, but with all the reconstruction activity around our local area it appears a fire has been lit under someone to get some repairs made and I mean like right now.
Of course the same people complaining about the bad conditions of our roads are the same people who are now complaining about the construction delays. Oh well, I for one am glad to see the work getting done and because there’s no magic wand to help it along, these things take time and it involves getting nasty and dirty and causes delays along the way. Just pray the right construction companies have been hired and they’re doing a proper, masterful job, which will benefit us all for a long time.
There was a time when the world boasted about the people and the civil society of the U.S. and how our government maintained the free republic for its people, with liberty and justice for all. But today it’s being infiltrated by “one world order” educators coming into leadership and trampling on the rights of the people in the name of equality, through their abuse of power, in an attempt to form a socialistic society.
Those same educators have worked for years to suppress the history of not only the U.S. but of the world in order to produce an ignorant people that are willing to submit to, and relinquish their freedoms to, a government that no longer represents them. We were promised “change” eight years ago and the voters fell for it. So, how do you like the change so far? I feel like I’m living the 1960s all over again! Folks, you better seriously look at the new leadership we’re hiring this fall and pray they can reconstruct what’s been torn down -- benefiting us all.
[Nehemiah 9] If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he sowed
And if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and say, you’re goin’ the wrong way
You’ve got to try a little kindness yes show a little kindness
Yes shine your light for everyone to see
And if you’ll try a little kindness and you’ll overlook the blindness
Of the narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets “Try a Little Kindness,” Glen Campbell.
Read the history of God’s people, the history our leaders have also suppressed from our educational system. The Bible used to be a textbook in our schools. From it children were taught right from wrong, and great citizens with godly attributes are what made this free republic great.
The citizens of this great country had better get down on their knees, and not pray to God for his help, but confess our sins against Him as a country that has rebelled against His law. God will save this country, but only if we ask for His forgiveness and start walking the path He has laid out before us. Shine forth God’s light.
Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
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