Your country is desolate, your cities are burnt with fire; your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate as overthrown by strangers.
In light of the crisis that is occurring in Flint and Detroit, I kept pondering what message I could bring this morning that would shed some light on our cities and this nation as a whole as well as a need for a spiritual restoration because overall this nation have rebelled against God.
In our mid-week Bible study my pastor, Rev. Dr. Oscar W. King, III provided the scripture text that is appropriate for today's message in that the selected verses speaks to the conditions that is being manifested in our cities in different formats whether it is a water crisis, deplorable school buildings with overcrowded classes, murder and mayhem in our streets daily.
How did this country get in this predicament? Several reasons can be cited that contributed these conditions, and they are (a) replacing our Christian principles with those of the world, such as taking God out of our schools through prayer and daily devotion time, the destruction of marriage and family institutions as established by God, (b) the church, school and home have moved from being on the same page in contributing the raising of our children. (c) Genuine love and care for one another, and (d) electing godly officials who has our well-being at hand.
What must the citizens do? First, we must make God first in our lives; treat everyone as we want to be treated regardless of color, social status, and religious persuasion. Second, we must know who we are electing to represent us. They must hold our views as they are speaking for and serving us. Therefore, all citizens' well-being must be first instead of self interest. Most of our elected officials have failed us and have proven to be untrustworthy. They bicker back and fort because of party affiliation ideologies which adds no value to moving this country forward and or making sure their constituents are well cared for.
Reflect with me when former President Bill Clinton pleaded with Congress to allocate funds to repair our infrastructure and they failed to do so. This state has crumpling roads; will it take another crisis before something is done?
Join with me in praying for a healing of this nation (2 Chronicles 7:14) and God move these strangers from our land (v.7). I know God has remnants (v.9) who have committed themselves to doing the right thing, and then our cities and this nation will once again flourish as a fresh planted garden.
Faint not help is on the way.
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