Historic?

HISTORIC?

We are living in a historic time. So, our leaders tell us. Everything our President does is being interpreted as historic. It may have happened elsewhere, like in Germany, Russia and a few other places, but not in America. Of course our President is a genuine Afro-American. Indeed, he had an African father and a white American mother. He is also a product of two religions, Christianity and Islam. That too is historic.

The question is, “Are all of Obama’s programs historic?” If they are, then let us prepare ourselves for our first historic failure that the Chinese, the Germans and the Russians know something about. Their history was a bit bloody, but it too passed. I was born during such a time and now three generations later, I too have a hard time remembering what it was like. My grandchildren do not help me remember because to them such failures sound like fairy tales. This upcoming generation reminds me of a story in the Bible. An Egyptian Pharaoh no longer remembered what Joseph had done for his Egyptians and he paid the Hebrews back with drudgery (Ex.1: 8-14). Such treatments have been repeated numerous times through human history. I went through it in Poland and my wife in Russia. We lost loved ones in addition to our freedom and property. At my age, I am apprehensive that I can survive another such a historic event. It is not pleasant to remember that my grandfather and great-grandfather did not survive. The Nazis freed them of their miseries and we have never learned what has happened to their remains.

This too will pass, but will another far more important historic fact pass? What could that possibly be? Jesus had the same fear, “However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth”(Lk.18: 8)? What has and is happening to the Name or the Belief in Jesus? The Pilgrims came here in His Name and the founders of this nation followed His leading. To eradicate Jesus from the life of this nation is the tragedy of tragedies for the entire world. No one has done and can do for mankind than what He did and still can. His loss to this nation is far more than historic and so will an Islamic theocracy and hegemony be to Americans. They, like Paul, shall remember Jesus the Christ (2 Tim.2: 8).