Will the National Day of Prayer hurt Obama was the title of a recent Time's article by Amy Sullivan. According to her "From a political standpoint, the question for the administration should be not whether it was the right thing to disinvite Graham but why he was invited in the first place. His comments are both well-documented and well-known. "
Her article made me question does she know her true heritage. Sadly, no is the answer--she needs a sit down course on the true history of this great nation from David Barton of Wallbuilders.com
On this link of a page from that website, one can glean without a shadow of a doubt that the foundation of this nation is Christian and there has been National Day of Prayer Proclamation's even with our first President-George Washington. As a matter of fact, on the same day Congress finished drafting the First Amendment they asked Pres. George Washington to declare a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving. Pres. George Washington said "it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor." And that is why it is very proper to have invited such a man as Franklin Graham who loves the LORD and honors him.
As it was pointed out to me in Malachi 2 it is a dangerous thing not to listen and set our hearts to honor God--an admonition to priests. God's Word is very clear--"Thou shalt have no other gods beside me". A priest trying to be politicallly correct sounds like in Malachi 2 to be treading dangerously. Now the likes of Ms. Amy Sullivan seems to be oblivious to this awesome God. But according to Thomas Jefferson "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."
Paul said in Acts 18:22 "I see that in every way you are very religious." And some of the bloggers on that article are and some indeed have an unknown god called selfishness. It is the reason many refuse to believe because they want to control where they are going and being a follower of Christ is not convenient for them.
Paul also said in Acts 18:25 that God is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything." and in Acts 18:28 "in him we live and move and have our being." Which leads to the truest history they miss --that they are children of God and loved by him. By his grace He placed them on this great nation He formed and gave them ability to choose leaders that fear God that it may go well for them. Most of the Founding fathers knew that but Amy Sullivan and many of us today do not know the richness of God's blessings upon us who live in the land of the free. Pretty hard to keep these rights to become the best you can be when you never knew you had them.
Mayble, just maybe, as in Matthew 7:7 they will find truth and that will make all the difference for them and their family.