Thursday, April 19, 2007

Reaping What We Sow

I heard this on the radio yesterday and it really moved me in light of this week's events.

A concerned student wrote, "Dear God, why didn't you save the school children at Santee? Columbine? Pearl? Littleton? Jonesboro? Conyers? Padukah? and Blacksburg, Virginia?" signed a concerned student. "Dear concerned student, I am not allowed in schools." Sincerely, God.

How did this get started? When Madeline Murray O'Hare said she didn't think prayer belonged in schools, we said "Ok". When some said the Bible didn't need to be taught in schools because the Bible says 'Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not kill,' we said "Ok". When Dr. Benjamin Spock told parents they should not spank their children because our children would grow up to have behavioral problems and cause self-esteem issues, we said "A child psychiatrist should know better than us," so we agreed. When a woman decided she wanted to have an abortion, we said "No problem. It's her body anyway" and we looked the other way. When a member of the PTA said we needed to start giving condoms to boys in school and give them over to their selfish desires without informing their parents, we didn't protest. When our political leaders started having extramarital affairs we said "As long as the economy is good, we don't care what our leaders do behind closed doors." When someone took nude pictures of children, then put them on the internet, we said "Its freedom of speech." When muscial groups started making songs with lyrics full of murder, rape, drugs, killing and suicide, we said "It's a form of expression. No one ever listens to the words anyway."

Our children have no regard for the law, human life and sometimes their own life. Yet we wonder 'how could this happen?' Well, it could have something to do with...we reap what we sow.

1 comment:

kathy said...

I really enjoyed your devotional on Reaping What We Sow. I teach school in a private school and we do a devotional and say the pledge every morning before class starts. I pay taxes to the county that I live in which would pay for my children to go to the public school. However, it is worth my money to pay to send my children to a school where God comes with us every day.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if all schools were set up with God in the center?