And Yet And Still, It Is Christmas!
Bombs blasting in Egypt, missiles finding their targets in the Gaza, Israel, Afghanistan, Syria and Turkey, auto bombs in Iraq, Pakistan and India and endless bomb threats in Western Europe, shootings taking place in the schools of the United States of America, thousand more children being killed by drunken drivers, or dying from some incurable disease––And yet and still, it is Christmas!
Everywhere you look there is a catastrophe going on. Human Beings are dying, and the majority of them are women and helpless, underage children, and some of these children do not make it to the third month of growth in their mother’s womb. Their lives are quietly snuff out by medical personnel who voluntarily assist in murder––And yet and still it is Christmas!
People are in an uproar! Shouts go out through the entire world! We have got to do something to stop unnecessary killings. These headlines are printed across every newspaper in the world every day as a show of solidarity for change. But will we change?
- Will we stop selling weapons and start listening?
- Will we start respecting the inalienable rights of all human beings, even at the time of conception?
My heart bleeds for the children in Newtown, Connecticut, but it also bleeds for every child that has been killed in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and anywhere else in the world, where violence against helpless children has become the daily agenda. It does not matter to me if the violence takes place on the streets, in the orphanages, in the homes or in schools, various institutions, or in prostitution houses. Yes, you read it correctly! I said prostitution houses––and yet and still it is Christmas.
The number of men and women who participate in the prostitution of children is ridiculous! Take a look and tally the number of men, respectable citizens of our society, who cohabit with young girls or boys who are unable to protect themselves.
They fly to Asia or Africa and flash their various currencies in the faces of desperate parents who sell the most precious gifts they have, their children, to pay the bills and feed the family. These respectable citizens take advantage of poverty-stricken families for their own perverse satisfaction––And yet and still it is Christmas.
Children rights are being taken advantage of, and it is time for us to wake up and rediscover our moral and ethical principles––But will we?
“What do you see?” Hazael asked the prophet Elisha? “Why are you crying?”
Elisha answered, “Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites. You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground and rip open their pregnant women.”
- When will we learn to respect the untouchable, inalienable rights of children?
- When will we accept the fact that our elevation of man on the throne as the ultimate answer to the world’s problems has backfired?
- When will we begin to look up instead of looking straight ahead and pointing fingers at the others?
We have indisputably proven money does not breed righteous living. If this were not so, then the more money we had, the more righteous we would be!
We have further proven weapons do not guarantee freedom. If this were not so, then freedom would be ruling the world instead of violence––And yet and still it is Christmas!
- When will we begin to examine ourselves and acknowledge that the problems are with our depraved minds?
- When will the eyes of our hearts be opened to the Manifesto Creed of Life presented to us by God?
- How many years will it take for us to finally acknowledge we have taken the wrong course?
As long as Christmas exists,
- There is still time for repentance,
- Still time to turn back from our own ways,
- Still time to seek the LORD––But will we?
Thank God! There is still Christmas!