Younger people in these United States may not quite grasp the meaning of this day, Pearl Harbor Day! The "greatest generation" as author Tom Brokaw referred to them in his book by same title. In this country we enjoy a unique freedom and prosperity like no other nation. There have always been enemies even within our own country trying to threaten to take this freedom away. This is occurring even now as that is what the creation of the grassroots Tea Party was all about.
The men and some women who gave their lives in not only World War II but in every major battle through the years did not give die so citizens could be controlled and dominated by a dictator. Our country is run "by the people" or so it is supposed to be. Even citizens have the right to speak up and to petition Congress. We are indeed blessed. Do not take this right for granted or the right to worship and read your Bible openly. If evil starts to take over and no one speaks out then we are in huge trouble. Our God does indeed reign and rule on high but we still need to do our duty to save this great nation.
Freedom is lost if citizens do not get on their knees and pray and also do their part to participate in their government while they still can. Galatians 5:1(NIV) says 'For freedom Christ has set us free;stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.' Slavery happens when the people do not stand up for the God given freedom we have in Christ. God is the one who allows certain people to be in power. We do not know why especially when it comes to those such as Hitler. Ultimately Jesus is Lord over all and He has a plan.
2 Chronicles 7:14(NIV) says 'if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.' You may not be a soldier but you are a soldier for Christ so do your part for freedom.
PRAYER: Thanks Lord for the gift of freedom. Many countries are under domination by tyrants and dictators who try to control the people. We have let that seep in here somewhat so Lord lift us up and help your purposes occur. Help us to speak up against evil. In Jesus' name. Amen.