Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Current Events and Small World vs. Large World
Prior to World War II, my world was pretty small.“Current Events,” at our grammar school
consisted ofour “Weekly Reader” that
gave us a peek into new inventions, the World’s Fair on Treasure Island, and our
beautiful Bay bridge - -that the powers that be had promised that they would
remove the toll charge as soon as the bridge was paid for.
When World War II happened, my world became a bit
larger.Each week at our school assembly,
we were shown propaganda films about the war that was supposed to enlarge our
patriotism.It did that and at recess we
would sing songs about Hitler and in his face.The songs must have been on the radio, because we did not learn them
except on the play ground.
The war was over and time went by and in the eighth grade,
our teacher requested that we bring a blank scrap book to class and collect
current events from the Newspaper.The
most exciting event was that of Israel
being declared a nation.My mother
helped me collect the articles from our local paper.
More time went by – in fact a lot of time, and wanting to
re-enter the work force, at age 60, I took a Health Class, and our teacher
asked us to bring in articles from our newspaper dealing with anything about
health.It was amazing that what was not
visible at first became our object to collect and bring to class.
Remembering back in high school, our government teacher
urged us NOT to give away our right to vote.Read carefully the propositions and do not allow appointments to be made
because that is out of the control of the people she said.Government is by the people and for the
As time went by and voters became more and more lazy and not
involved, appointments were made and today many corrupt leaders have overruled
the will of the people.Propositions
have been voted into law by the people, and “one” judge or President can decide
to void the entire law and make a different one that is opposite of what the
people voted on and won.
All around us is enough corruption to cause us to not read
the head lines or the news page on our computer or watch the news on TV.Yet, please do NOT give up.I am reminded that God is still on His
As Christians, we need to pray that our leaders will have
wisdom to make wise choices and it behooves us to also be wise as we go to the
polls to vote.
We may not get on a soap box, but we can let our voice be
known by our vote and hope that it will matter.My husband writes letters to the Editor and they get published !!
One of the men at our church was ranting, raving and
actually red in the face from his anger at politicians.I suggested that he stop reading the newspaper
and see if that helps,