July 8, 2009

Complacency Will NOT Save America

Posted by Judi Lynn Lake at 14:21

This week has been one heck of an emotional roller coaster [for me].

First, I reconnected with two friends I hadn’t seen for over forty years and through our moments of nostalgia; we all realized that our youth was indeed the “glory days.”

And then there was Michael Jackson’s death. All of a sudden, 1971 really didn’t seem that long ago and I realized that my generation was probably the last of the “free.”

And then…

there’s dad.

My father is 85 and I’ve been his caretaker for the past 12 years. For the past 3 months, I’ve changed more diapers for him than during my daughter’s entire infancy. I’ve also witnessed firsthand at how the medical system really doesn’t care about the elderly and that I, as an artist, am more liable for lawsuits than the medical profession.

Why should I have to fight for ample care for my father when he’s worked hard all of his life while never asking for a dime from anyone?

Why is okay for the medical field to administer incorrect medicine and just say “sorry”?

Why am I told to simply “put him away” when that is NOT what we want?

Why are social worker’s telling us that in order to obtain 20 minutes of home health aid care, we must abandon the home health care we’re privately paying for? Can he not spend his own money as he chooses even if it is for health aids?

Why are we condemned for trying to protect our loved one?

Why was I told that my father’s money “is supposed to support the poor?” (... a slip... oops, silly nurse!)

Why are my “fellow Christian” brothers and sisters rebuking my frustration and anger and wondering why I don't remain passive?

When did everyone become so damn sheeple?

Certainly Jesus wasn’t complacent when He “had it” and “lost it in the Temple:”
"The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!" -- John 2:13-16
Many Scriptures speak of God's anger. That anger has ever burned against sin. It has been resting upon the world for six thousand years. But the Love of God has in no way been violated by this attitude against the condemned world.

Unlike the ‘70s, society has turned completely upside down. In my day, gay meant "happy" and homosexuals were in the closet whereas today, they’re getting married and having sex in the streets (Folsom Street Fair and NYC). The porn industry was still considered “slutty” whereas today, porn stars are role models (Jenna Jamison). Mainstream proms are slowly turning transgender with a little S&M and…

God’s been shoved out of our nation right before our eyes and we’re still “afraid.”

We’ve lost our America and we’ve lost our rights…

Hey, how did that "American" song go…

mmm… let me think for a minute…

Oh, yeah! Wasn’t it something like, “… Land of the free?”

Christians, listen up!

It’s not God’s wrath we are under but rather the consequences of our own bad choices. It is us, not God, who will destroy America through our own sinfulness!

Complacency and sheeple-mindedness is not going to save our nation.

Is God [really] worth fighting for?

Is our America worth fighting for?

Let's face it, I am counting the moments before I will no longer be allowed to “fight” for my father because, after all…

an 85-year old man is certainly insignificant to society…

as are “abnormal” babies.

And God.

As they are contemplating a second stimulus while CA is handing out IOU’s what will it take to bring us to our knees?

And so, I conclude as I always do…

God help us.


The following video, America Come Back to the Lord, courtesy of You Tube.

2 comments on "Complacency Will NOT Save America"

Carol on 7/9/09, 12:58 PM said...

I always believed that while on this earth we are to stand up and say no, not just go home and pray for God to take care of it. Thank you for the post. I am fighting with every breath I take so the gov. stops this crazyness. We are loosing rights fast. God bless you for your love of your father, Father is seeing your love for his child, your dad.

April Lorier on 7/27/09, 11:50 PM said...

I am so sorry you are going through so much at this point in your life, Judi. I know God promises He will not give us more than we can bear. But I've got to tell you: sometimes I think He has more confidence in me than I do!
I'm still praying for you, NY.


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