The Last Day
When I look at the United States today, I see a country on a collision course with self-destruction that is subject to drag the entire world down with it. The Founding Fathers of this country had their tests and challenges before them, but they did their best. I believe that God was pleased with the moral foundation and hopes they laid down for this country's future. Those who fought in the Civil War to free the slaves made their sacrifices for this country. They gave this country a new opportunity to live up to the justice instilled into the laws by the Founding Fathers. Even those who supported and marched in demonstrations in the fifties and sixties made their contributions. They stood against those that were doing wrong when called upon, and their sacrifice finally ended racial discrimination in the institutions of this country.
Now we, who enjoy the benefits of everything that came before us, are failing our challenges and tests. The United States has many good people from many different countries worldwide. Maybe it is befitting that those who are enjoying the most should also be the ones that must face the most critical test. All believers from the beginning understood that God also promised that there would be a last day when everything in this world would come to an end. Maybe each new people that strive to serve God feared that it would be in their life that God would bring this end to everything. This fear probably played a significant role in motivating those who believed in God to go forth with a real purpose that there is a genuine possibility that everything we know can end at any time.
Today, many people believe that we hold our destiny in our own hands, but we do not because our existence is still in God's hands. If we use what God has given us to strive to please Him and do good deeds for ourselves and others, I believe God will allow us to continue to enjoy His blessing for an appointed time here on this earth. And we will also find that His promise of Heaven in the next life to be true. However, when God becomes displeased with us enough because we followed Satan, our avid enemy, into every kind of shameful act imaginable. In that case, I fear that He will destroy us in this lifetime. I fear this, for we enjoy so much above anyone else in history and the rest of the world today. However, I believe that we, the righteous people willing to repent and return to obeying God, can rise and meet this challenge. We may even end up pleasing God better than any other people in the history of humanity. Why not believe in the best in people? I run into so many people who choose to think the worst about others, which brings out the worst in them. God tells us to strive as in a race to all good. So, I am inviting all good people of the world to join me in this race to please God and establish righteousness to bring peace and happiness to everyone.