Sometimes it is difficult to watch what is happening to a nation that was once blessed abundantly by God and now has slipped into the mudslide of hopelessness and despair. The one who thinks that one like myself is forcing his opinion on others and mixing what the Bible says with personal opinion, feel free to stop reading now, for the words that follow will bother you, and you will make me the problem rather than address the issues that are raised.
I read the following article on the day of the last election.
When 10-year-old Sophia Bailey Klugh wrote President Obama a letter thanking him for his support of her two dads and their love for each other, she probably didn’t expect to receive a response, much less a personal one.
But despite the proximity to Election Day, the President made the time to pen a thorough reply to Sophia’s question about handling kids at school who tease her about her parents.
“You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are,” Obama wrote. “A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.”
Jonathan Bailey, one of Sophia’s fathers, said he and partner Triton Klugh teared up when they read their daughter’s “totally unprompted” letter.
Obama too recognized the remarkable home such a letter had to originate from.
“You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you,” he told Sophia. “They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.”
[H/T: Huff Post]
There is no way that anyone should say something to this little girl that would hurt her and wreck her future, yet the President had the audacity to do so. Our President has the foolish nerve to take on God and to indicate to this little girl that this is a good thing to do. There were leaders in the past who have ventured into this arena, and I am certain that all of them wished they did not attempt to minimize God, His plans, and His purposes.
For the President of the United States to authorize sin, to normalize what God has said, is deviant and will have grave consequences for all who are captivated by such narcissistic thinking. This little girl has no hope outside of Christ. There is no hope for anyone who chooses to tolerate sin rather than expose it.
It would have been wiser for the President to focus on the sin of those who were making fun of her, and not on the sin that was the object of the ridicule.
Our nation’s motto is “In God We Trust.” It is not “In Government We Trust” or “In the President We Trust” or even “In Church We Trust.” Yet, our leader has the nerve to take on God and lead a little one astray.
God is not tolerant. He is patient, but never tolerant. We have become tolerant and lack patience for those who want to honor God alone. There are principles throughout the Scriptures for those who normalize evil.
20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right!
24 Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom go up like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people,
and he stretched out his hand against them and struck them, and the mountains quaked;
and their corpses were as refuse in the midst of the streets.
For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.
God’s plans will be proven right, and all the rhetoric and popular votes that man puts forth to change right and wrong will prove futile.
If God is not in charge of our nation, then who is, and what can we or should we expect?
It is time for us as a nation to repent, and it should start with the leaders. If they refuse, if they choose to defy God, then we all need to buckle up for the bumpy ride we are going to have, for there is no way that a nation can defy God and be blessed by God.
It is not Obama’s blessing we need; it is God’s, for the heart of the King is in the hands of the Lord and like rivers of water He moves it wherever he wishes.
11 Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all.
- Little Girl with Two Dads Receives Personal Letter from President Obama (gawker.com)
- Jamie McGonnigal: Obama Responds To 10-Year-Old’s Heartfelt Letter About Her Dads (huffingtonpost.com)