Saturday, November 14, 2015
Blindfold Games are quite comical and entertaining. Whether it is a children’s game at a party or a team-building exercise at a corporate meeting, blindfolds are used to enhance our other methods of perception. But in the end, there is always an appropriate moment to remove the blindfold and open your eyes. This is such a moment.
When a person straps on a suicide vest, they intend to die. When they fire upon innocent victims, they do not want to make a statement, they want to eliminate all voices but their own. The primary voices of extremist Islamists are not faint, they have screamed aloud as it flew airplanes filled with terrorized passengers into the Twin Towers. Their voices were not muffled as they fired upon allied soldiers present to help them build a future.
The ideological worldview that invoked the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt, the murder of Christians, Jews and fellow Muslims throughout the Middle East and the gruesome attack in Paris will not go away when the news stories fade.
But we are not without recourse. We are called upon by Scripture to pray for our governmental leaders.
And remember to exercise your best option to protect your family and pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.” For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.” PSALM 122:6-8