With Remembrance Day just past I wanted to share an excerpt from something I wrote a number of years ago, reflecting on a Remembrance Day ceremony.
Several prayers were said, and Scripture was read. Even though those reading and praying may or may not understand that we can personally know the God they spoke of, it was heartening to know that in this country we can still pray and read Scripture at a public event. Even though Canadians have moved so far from our Christian heritage, there is still a fragment that gives honour to the One True God, trusting Him for the safety of those who go to fight for our country. Indeed, it is because they have gone to fight that we can freely stand and read from the Word of the Living God in a public assembly.
This was written close to ten years ago. Since that time it has become more and more difficult to read Scripture publicly, freely. Certain portions are still allowed, of course, giving a nod to our Christian heritage as a nation, and to our “freedom” as a society. But some passages would now be muted.
More than ever before the need is urgent to stand on guard for our nation and pray that God would heal our land before it’s too late. The doors are closing, but with God there is hope. Now is not the time to compromise. Now is the time to stand firm, in great love, sharing God’s Truth and our need of the salvation He offers.
I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord. Ezekiel 22:30-31
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