January 20, 2009- President Barack Obama made some startling picturesque remarks in his inaugurate speech.
“For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.”
What heart-rending remarks the above is? “America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace. Old Hatreds pass? Patchwork Heritage?
I agree with Mr. President’s remarks. I believe every divine word that gives way to divine plan that we need to do this is found in The Word of God, The Bible. Therefore, with my believing this and others believing the divine way is not in The Bible, we have already drawn lines that will not dissolve without a meeting of the minds on the mind of God. Most likely, most will believe the Truth and Way is there, but now how to agree.
So, we grab our patchwork heritage and see it’s strength. Yes, this too is found among the divine words of God. “Love one another as I have loved you.” Love and Obedience to God is the strength of this patchwork. Try the Ten Commands. Love God and obey God! And, then the beatitudes, blessed are the peacemakers. Who is the leader and giver of peace? Jesus is the Prince of Peace. “People from every end of the earth.” O yes, without a doubt. God loved us all so much that He gave a divine plan for Mr. Obama’s plan. He gave His son, Jesus, for the bail out of our sins. Without a doubt we need a stimulus package to stimulate our economy. We need money to buy some eye-salve, refined gold, and white clothes. Revelation 3:18 say, “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
Why? How? This Letter to Laodicea has the reason and cause. Jesus says, “I have been watching your (misuse of resources) and I see you are neither cold nor hot. I correct and punish everyone I love. So make up your minds to turn away from your sins. Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together.” And, let me hammer this truth in a little further, “…you don’t know how bad off you are. You are pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.”
Mr. President, we have a major problem seeing eye to eye. You, Mr. Obama and the Democrats have a stimulus package that has drawn lines between two parties giving rise to eyeball-to-eyeball contact sport. The lines in this bail out is fall out. I believe we are in the process of correction by God, which may be a good thing. Now, the punishing part just may be another issue. Jesus loves all of us. We are His patchwork. He wants us to have peace and He is our Peace. “America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.” Amen, Brother Obama! He (Peace) is coming to earth again! So, what are we jettisoning? I believe peace that appears as an angel of light. Throw him (the one that appears as an angel of light) overboard and sail on home as The Old Lighthouse guides us safely. Let us find peace way to work together across the lines of divide.
John 14:27 (CEV) I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid.