There have been many comments in the media from reports and Joe Blow on the street about the death of Bin Laden. Some have rejoiced. Some have criticized. Others have sympathized. All have speculated about what this means to our nation.
What it means to me is that it puts our nation and military personnel at a greater risk of retaliation. They attacked us 9/11/2001 for no reason. Do we really believe that they are going to stand by and watch us kill their leader and do nothing? What do we do now? Live in fear? Hide? Mock their beliefs?
Here is my suggestion. Why no PRAY? Excuse me! Do I really think it is bad enough to pray? Well first of all, we should pray whether it is bad or not. Secondly, yes we should be praying about it. We should pray for protection for our country, our leaders, and most of all, our military personnel.
On September 13, 2001--a Wednesday night--churches all over America were packed more than any Sunday morning. They were there in one accord, as the Bible says. They were there to pray for this nation. Hostilities were forgotten. Grudges were forgiven.
I heard a story on the radio by a caller who had gone to donate blood. Standing in front of him were two young men wearing the colors of two different gangs, sworn enemies. They stood talking pleasantly until the curiosity of the man got the best of him. He said, "Excuse me, aren't you two enemies?" One gang member answered, "Yes, but we are Americans first." Then the two gang members gave each other a fist shake. It is time to once again come together as Americans and pray.
I have never asked my readers to pass a blog on to their friends, but I am today. Please pass this on to anyone you know who is a Christian, in the military, or has a loved one in the military.