Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

Keep Praying for Our Country!

May 3, 2010

I have just heard about the attempted bombing in Times Square.  I understand that smoke was noticed coming from an SUV.  Upon further investigation, the vehicle was found to contain explosive elements.  They were able to prevent the explosion thanks to observant by-standers and courageous individuals who got involved and put themselves at risk.

We should also say thank you to God.  After all, this is the second bombing attempt that failed to detonate properly.  The second time that there was smoke, when there should have been a bang.  Is it luck?  Or is it an answer to the prayers of thousands of people who pray for our country?

This Thursday is the National Day of Prayer.  I would encourage everyone to continue to pray for our country.  I understand that not everyone is a believer.  That’s ok.  We will pray for you as well.

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Crossing Borders

October 29, 2008

Here in the United States the majority of the news is dealing with the election and the economy.  However I have read recently with great interest some news about the war on terror.  American military forces have crossed the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan, and also from Iraq into Syria, to strike at terrorist targets.  Unfortunately,  there is also the collateral damage of loss of civilian life and damage to communities.

It is good that terrorists are not able to hide in safety across a border which they can cross at any time to make their attacks.  They will certainly be less bold in their continuation of attacks if their place of refuge is no longer safe.

I am concerned about how the Arab world will view these attacks by American military.  We really, really, do not want to make new enemies.  We have enough of those already.  At the same time, we really do want to truly complete the mission of eliminating terrorist attacks.

I hope our government and military know what they are doing.

I pray that they will make the right choices.  I look forward to a day when we will debate with words rather than kill or be killed.