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Are we seeing the bigger picture?

Jan 16, 2013

To the editor:

In the times we are living I can’t be the only one who, after watching world and local news, feels some form of depression or sadness. What is going on?

Like me, many others recently watched our president give a memorial speech on the tragic loss of children and adults at another school. It hinted of some greater gun control coming down the road. But…what if we are not seeing the bigger picture?

I saw the president wipe the starting of tears from his eyes and heard at times the crack in his voice. Listening to his comments on the children’s future being taken away from them, it came to me why this president and country have not mourned in the same way for thousands we have aborted.

I have not seen a televised special report of the president regretting the passing of laws in our nation that support the killing of our youngest children.

These children had futures, too, and missed out on life. They are just as dead, taken away even sooner from their brief life. Maybe the bigger picture is admitting that gun laws are a band-aid to the real problem of not following God’s Holy Word. Maybe it’s just time to acknowledge we’ve been wrong and work to right this wrong.

In the past months and weeks a bigger picture is playing our for our country and world. It stays in the back of my mind and is on my heart. We ask ourselves why the weather-related storms, the eroding family life, the financial troubles and our leadership in the world is falling away. Can we start to admit our decisions both personally as individuals and collectively as a country have bearing in these times we are living?

Think about it. Laws that have taken God and prayer out of our schools. Racial divides. Acceptance of alternative lifestyles. Electing leaders in all levels of government who have no Godly views. Financial figures who run powerhouses of businesses choosing backdoor deals and greed over what is right. Our complacency in our media with language and views on sex. This is only a time piece.

As individuals we let this go on because we’re the United States and we are “tolerant.” Our government and any so-called law they could pass isn’t the answer. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”

Maybe it’s time as a country we need to change our ways and admit we have gone down the wrong path. Could the big picture be that the many sorrows and afflictions we’re going through is meant to bring us to our knees where we end up doing the following: “And if my people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Just think about it.

Teri Coleman,

Mt. Pleasant


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