Posted by Gary on September 25, 2008
While we are so very concerned about our economy we are blind to the fact that in the ways that really matter we have already collapsed, blind America, your house is left desolate. We fear bankruptcy and do not see that we are already bankrupt. Our financial sickness is only an indicator of our spiritual sickness:
Revelation 3:17-18 "Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see."
If you can bring yourself to, read this story about a father who abandoned his nine children at a Nebraska hospital. This was possible through a Nebraska law which promises freedom from prosecution to parents and was initially intended to protect infants but was then changed to include children through their teens. This father abandoned nine children ages ranging from 1 to 17.
Now, let’s start the stream of all the reasons we should feel sorry for this father…this is where we are aren’t we? Every person’s situation is the exception, we have no right to expect anything from anyone.
It may be that these children are better off than being with a father who in the end will abandon but that does not negate the fact that our nation is increasingly a people who kill their children or abandon them, if not at hospitals then to the streets, gangs, hours of television and video games or to any relative who will carry our responsibility for us. After you get done saying all you might to exonerate this father imagine the hearts of these children as they watched their father walk out on them. It is in the hearts of children to love even scoundrels.
Nine young children, we grieve for you. There is One who will never abandon you, may you come to know the Father of fatherless:
Psalm 27:10 "For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me up."
Psalm 68:5 "A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, is God in His holy habitation."
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