America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

Some of the leading stories in the news this week should cause us all to lose sleep. The alarm bells should be clanging…the neon warning sign should be blinking nonstop. Why?  Because if we do not wake up soon, I am afraid that the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln’s quote above will most definitely become a reality.

Here are some of the incredible news items from just this past week:

  • Franklin Graham is disinvited to speak at the Pentagon at a prayer event because of his remarks about Islam. He made these remarks nine years ago and has spoken at several national events since 911 but the pro-Islam, anti-Christian tone of this country is now at  fever pitch so we should not be surprised.

  • Senior citizens were denied their right to pray before meal time at their retirement facility . This ruling has since been reversed as there was such an outcry from many seniors and citizens across this country.

  • The memorial cross has been stolen from the Mojave desert …groups hostile to Christianity have been fighting for it to be taken down for some time….now it has been stolen.

  • Highschool students were sent home from school because they were wearing teeshirts that display the American flag…they did this on May 5th and were disciplined for “not supporting the Mexican holiday celebrated on that day.”

  • Today, an Illinois highschool girls’ basketball team has been denied the right to travel to their championship tournament in Arizona. The assistant supervisor of the school board in their county made this decision in support of the boycott of Arizona. Why is Arizona being boycotted? Because it is following the law in attempting to not allow illegal aliens to reside in their state.

  • These are just the events that are being reported. There are scores of incidents all across this country in which Christians are being attacked and persecuted for their faith yet Islam is being protected and uplifted.

    There are many reports of children being disciplined or punished in some way for their desire to pray, to carry a Bible, to hold a Bible study or to show their patriotism and love for America.

    We need to stay aware , involved and vocal. Write to your congressmen, keep your voice heard, stay aware of the current events and most importantly vote in every local, state, and federal election. Care about your country. She needs you to do so !

    Remember…evil prevails when good men do nothing.

    Pray for our nation, pray for her leaders and pray for all citizens to care enough.

    Proverbs 21:1 – The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of the water; he turneth it whithersoever he will.