September 11th has come and gone, but the memory of the twin towers is still with us. So is the knowledge that it was radical Islam who perpetrated this atrocity. And they are still do like things to Americans! Yesterday was just another example, as they think it nothing to kill Americans. Frankly, it is hard for me to feel very charitable towards them today, as I think of what they have done. Forgiveness can sometimes be a difficult thing as is revealed by this passage from the book of Galatians...
Galatians, Chapter 1
13 For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it. 14 I advanced in the Jews’ religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me through his grace, 16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I didn’t immediately confer with flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia. Then I returned to Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Peter, and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 But of the other apostles I saw no one, except James, the Lord’s brother. 20 Now about the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I’m not lying. 21 Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was still unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea which were in Christ, 23 but they only heard: “He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God in me.
Saul (who became the apostle Paul) changed. He no longer persecuted Christians, but became one himself!!! Still, it must have been hard for those who had suffered at his hands to accept him and love him for his changed life. I urge everyone who reads this, NOT to hate those of the Muslim faith, but rather pray for them. At the same time, I encourage everyone to vote against a President who coddles Muslims and supports their terrorism with a billion dollars of our money. May God deliver us from Barak Obama!!!