In 1973 Ryan and Tatum O’Neal played in the movie Paper Moon, which gives us an idea of the bleakness of that era in the Midwest.
The other thing I love about this time in history is the unity we all felt and the faith we had in our country. We are now, almost 100 years later, sadly lacking in unity and in faith. We seem to be at war with everyone around us because we’re no longer Americans. Now we’re Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Irish-Americans etc. etc. etc.
And worse, we don’t have the faith in Almighty God, through Jesus anymore. We’ve walked away from the Biblical principles of governing a country and are more pagan than God fearing. Although we don’t bow to a statue, we worship the idols of money, sports, celebrities and convenience. If we get inconveniently pregnant we just kill the offending fetus and go on with our lives….at least, that’s what we’re led to believe is possible.
My heart goes out to those women who were convinced that an abortion would be best for all. They now have a terrible load of guilt they must carry.
It is my belief that if we stop and turn back to the principles of governing a country as the Bible lays out:
New Living Translation (NLT)
No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
FDR eloquently told the nation in his 1933 radio address that the only thing we had to fear is fear itself. In a sense, he was quite right, but that is only if we, as individuals and as a nation, trust in the Lord God with all our hearts. We have to get this country back to the basic foundation of our Founding Fathers’ faith in the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, realizing that Almighty God has the power to keep His Word perfectly pure. We don’t have to fear because no matter what happens Almighty God is in control.