Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
We have been cloud covered since also - did not get to see the closest passage on Thursday.
I see where the State Department has issued an advisory for us to be on the lookout for terrorist attacks here in the US.
Some Korans were defaced by prisoners - Muslim prisoners - in an attempt to communicate clandestinely.
They were burned. What the heck are we SUPPOSED to do with defaced Korans?
Anyway, this caused a Muslim backlash, and they killed some of our troops.
Stemming from that, apparently, a troop(s) went rogue and killed some Muslims.
Now they are planning more retaliation against us.
And it all stemmed from THEM defacing THEIR holy book!
Worry about terrorism has become a reality for us here in the US. Once a problem only in other countries, terrorism is now a problem virtually world wide. To help us with this, remember one of Luther’s finest hymns; “A Might Fortress Is Our God”. Its majestic and thunderous proclamation of our faith is the very essence of faith, and filled with the fervor and flavor of patriotism which he found in Psalm 46:
Psalms 46:1-11 (KJV);
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
In the fourteenth century when Sergius the hermit was leading his countrymen, and Tartar hordes were overrunning his land, this Psalm was a source of strength and courage. Over and over, the godly hermit recited this psalm and then led his revived men in a charge that drove the invaders back and brought ultimate victory. Throughout the ages men have been stirred by the realization that the Eternal God is available to them and that nothing, literally nothing, can overwhelm or destroy a man when he lives according to his faith.
Such faith will bring us victory today as well.
May God bless you, guys, and keep us all safe -
Reason given by one of Obama's more intellectual supporters when asked why she voted for him:
"He gave me a PHONE!!"