Reading the headlines or hearing the evening news certainly does invoke a lot of emotion these days. When we hear news of building a mosque at Ground Zero or (how about this one), “Michigan High School Football Team Practices Overnight for Ramadan”, how does it make YOU feel? It makes me angry because I see a land that was committed to the Christian ethic now apparently committed to self-destruction and insanity. As I read the article above concerning the Michigan high school, my first thought was, “Isn’t it interesting that a high school would cater to Muslims, but now games and practices are scheduled on Wednesday nights and (especially) Sunday mornings all the time?”
I also read another article entitled, "Pakistan Floods Fail to Spark Strong Global Aid". I read about these devastating floods and then read the “blogs” at the bottom of the page. I was horrified. The basic sentiment of the readers (90% of them) was, “Let the Muslims die.” That got my attention. Earlier in the week, I received an article from Chick Publications. While I don’t agree with everything that Jack Chick teaches, I did appreciate this article. I encourage you to read this article about this man who has the radical (and unpopular) notion of loving Muslims (not what they do, what they believe or evil agendas) with the love of Christ. Don’t get me wrong, I believe we should defend ourselves and carefully work to stop evil agendas wherever we can. But stopping evil isn’t always as easy as it looks. It requires spiritual warfare, not weapons of this world. So please, keep the right heart when thinking about how our enemies seem to be closing in around us. Before Christians lash out at a threat, we need to take an assessment of ourselves. Is there a reason why our enemies seem to be gaining ground, and are we somehow connected to the problem? Is God trying to get our attention? Purify us? And never forget to pray for our enemies. It’s easy to hate. It’s tough to love. But Jesus has spoken.
Love in Jesus,