By David Coy
A few weeks ago, violence was again inflicted upon servants of the public that caused the deaths of innocent lives. We wrote what we thought would be a onetime article. Little did we know that after the recent tragic loss of life in our area we would learn of other precious souls whose lives were lost needlessly. We cannot help but be amazed at the speed of which many segments of our culture and society have descended into amorality. Someone recently commented that it seemed the incidents of public servants being killed was exhibiting a domino effect. This, of course, ought not to be. My Governor requested by way of exhortation that we all fast and pray for our nation for one day. I agree we should pray for our nation each and every day. There is a New Testament principle in Romans 12:15 that applies very well here. “Rejoice with them that rejoice, weep with those who weep.”
What should be our response as individuals, patriots and fellow human beings? If nothing is our response, then maybe we have lost our humanity. There are several good examples in the pages of Scripture that can assist us with the answer to the above question. When Nehemiah learned of the state of fellow countryman and the condition of his nation, he sat down and wept, mourned, prayed and fasted several days before Jehovah of heaven. Indeed, those who still possess their humanity do weep for others in their time of affliction or distress, yet others sadly do not reciprocate in return as is evident with the example in Psalm 35:12-15. Pray for our nation and display Mathew 7:12 before all.
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