There are certain times in the history of a nation that require nothing less than prayer. For those who do not understand the power or reason for prayer it is seen as weakness and inaction. For those who have a relationship with God, prayer is a vital link between people in distress and a faithful and capable friend during urgent times of need.
People often think of prayer as an attempt to change the mind or heart of God. In fact, prayer is only intended to change the heart of the one praying. God already wants to help, bless, and provide for people. All He is waiting for is for those who trust in Him to ask. We might wonder why, if God wants to do good, He doesn’t just do what needs to be done. It is important to God that we become involved in His plans for human life. He has made us like Him in that we also have caring hearts and a desire to see good in our world. He makes us co-workers with Him to accomplish His will. Continue reading “Prayer For America: For Such A Time As This”
For many years, Christians and Jews have lived together as friends with a common heritage. We both worship the same God, but have a difference of opinion regarding the Messiah. This has not stopped our love or friendship for each other, nor prevented a respectful and healthy dialogue. Continue reading “Breaking Israel News Website: Readers Beware”
It is only November 9th and already there is news across America that malls and department stores are cutting Christ out of Christmas. Several malls have eliminated Christmas trees, and all references to Jesus and His birth. Starbucks has introduced a Holiday cup that simply has their green logo on a plain red cup.
Whatever the excuses retailers give for their elimination of Christ from Christmas; not offending certain people of other religions, or wanting to remain neutral and non religious, the end result is an assault on the tradition that Christmas is to millions of Americans and people around the world.
What we can we do about it
Vote with your cash. This year, patronize malls and stores that celebrate the traditional Christmas season with trees, lights, and traditional emblems that represent what Christmas really is: When God gave us the gift of His Son, and we celebrate by giving our gifts to those that we love. Tell store owners that you are offended and you want Christ to stay in your Christmas celebration.
It may be hard, it might cost you a little, but it is really the only way that we can persuade the owners and managers of stores and malls that we want Christmas to stay the way it has been for a very long time. Tell those in charge how you feel. Write letters. Speak to the managers of malls and stores. Tell them that if they will not keep Christ in Christmas, and put up the traditional decorations of Christmas in their stores and shopping centers, you will not spend your money at their places of business.
It is really just that simple.