Jenifer and Jeremy were taking their son, Jeremiah to get his baseball picture taken and wouldn't you know it, a flat tire. Jenifer called Dave so Dave and I went to lend them a hand. I think it was a wrench they couldn't find to change the tire and we live not to far from where this happened.
A patrolman stopped and Jeremy told them they had help coming and told the patrolman where they were headed. The patrolman offered to take Jeremy and Jeremiah on to the place to get Jeremiah's picture taken and Jeremy told him he wasn't going to leave his wife with three kids out on the highway so the patrolman offered to take Jenifer and Jeremiah so Jeremiah wouldn't miss out on his baseball picture.
I told Dave the patrolman must be a family man and knows how important things like this can be. I just thought it was so nice of this patrolman. Perhaps he wasn't even married but he had compassion.
The other three kids, Lylea, Gracie, Zack, and I started talking about the Lord and school. Lylea said one of her friends at church had said it was really bad in schools. I feel for these kids going to school these days. If they are Christians they can't or aren't even supposed to talk about their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, if they do then they are usually reprimanded for it. What a dishonor to our Lord.
They have taken the Lord out of almost everything now days; out of school, out of government, and even out of some homes. I don't understand how we have let this happen. I believe there are more people knowing the Lord than not and yet we have just set back and let the ones that don't know and believe in God take Him out of everything. It seems these people are fighting harder for Satan than what we Christians are for God. What is wrong with us? Do we care or do we just think there are other Christians out there that will do something about it? We, me included should be ashamed of ourselves. Where would we be today if Jesus would have said there surely is someone else out there that will take all the punishment, humiliation, and death so I don't have to do it. We would be in a terrible mess. We are headed that way now because no one seems to care what people are doing. They don't seem to care or mind if they take God out of everything. Well, every single one of us should care and we should get off of our duffs and start doing something about it. If we wait it is going to be TOO LATE.
Dave and I are very fortunate, we have three doctors we go to and they are all Christians, we are free to talk about the Lord anytime we wish. Larry, the veterinarian for our animals in Topeka is a Christian and we talk about the Lord lots of time. We have discussed about God being taken out of everything. It is a great pleasure to be able to talk about the Lord when we want to. But if we continue to stand by and let others dictate to us about the Lord we may not always be able to do this.
Dave was just on face book, he had been sent a message from a niece of ours and on her page it says: "I BELIEVE IN GOD, never panic, just pray". How awesome of you, Rachel! Now this is what our world should be doing, acknowledging God.
I am so glad I was given the opportunity to talk with Lylea, Gracie, and Zack because it has gotten me fired up on the Lord again. Perhaps God had all of this planned, I don't know but I am going to let people know where I stand when it comes to the Lord and invite them and all who reads this post to take a stand with me.
Thank you, God for all of your love, compassion, understanding, grace, mercy, and your precious Son, Jesus Christ and I love you.
May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!
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