Wow! It’s hard to believe but we are well into June already. The weather has been hot, it’s been a drastic change. However, June is a month of transitions; school is out, seniors have graduated, and there seems to be a new freedom as people again gather in numbers. It’s an exciting time to be alive, as good times seem to be happening!
But remember the scripture, “beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord” Duet. 8:11 NLT – a spider dropped a single strand down from the rafter of an old barn and began to weave his web. Months went by and the web grew. It’s elaborate maze caught flies and other small insects, providing the spider with a rich diet. Then one day the spider noticed a single strand, stretching into the rafters; “I wonder why it’s there, it doesn’t catch me any dinner?” Concluding it was unnecessary, he climbed as high as he could and severed it. In a moment, the entire web began to fall upon itself, tumbling to the floor taking the spider with it.
Could we as people or as a nation make the same mistake… Can a country spin a great web, then sever it? Moreover, can we grow so successful, strong, smug, so self sufficient that we forget the strong strand that supports us? Could we look at our prosperity and respond not with gratitude, but with arrogance?
A movement to remove God from all public life has gained momentum. An embolden portion of our population stares at a strand of faith in God, upon which our country hangs and asks: why is this there? Are we forgetting the hand that holds us? We are not the first nation to suffer from amnesia, Israel did too, and Moses warned them; “beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God!”
Let’s praise and glorify Him in all we do and say. Always remembering to be grateful for God is what holds this nation together; and our lives are totally dependent on Him!
~ Pastor Turner