Greetings everyone from Deeper Waters. We’re going to take a break from our Trinitarian commentary tonight to take some time to remember the events of today, Pearl Harbor Day. I ask, however, for your continued prayers. There has been a lot happening in my own life lately and I seem to be getting a grip on things. I also ask for prayers for my financial situation. Things are getting really tight around here. Finally, I ask for prayers for the continued situation going on in my life. There are a lot of events going on I do not wish to describe, but God knows them. For now, let’s talk about Pearl Harbor Day.
I know someone who is an older man in the apologetics world who talked to me and a few others one time about that day. He spoke of people walking in Hawaii and seeing the planes flying overhead and wondering what was going on. It wasn’t too long before they found out as the attack started and before we knew it, we were involved in a strike in a way that we had never been involved in. Our peace time had been interrupted by an attack from Japan.
The attack was said to rouse up America like a sleeping giant, and indeed it did. In an episode of Smallville, Lex Luthor tells a corrupt politician of Smallville that when Churchill heard that America had been attacked by the Japanese, he broke open a bottle of champagne and said “We’ve won the war!” His staff thought he was crazy. He told them that America is a sleeping giant. If you wake them up, they will be ready to fight.
One aspect I’d like us to remember is that while there is real warfare in the world with guns and tanks and planes and bombs, there is also spiritual warfare going on. When innocent people in our nation are attacked, we stand up and fight. When 9/11 happen, the military recruiters had several signing up who wanted to go and fight for this nation of ours.
Would that we had the same about innocent souls being attacked. We have the abortion movement destroying our children. We have the homosexual lobbyists wanting to destroy marriage. We have false teachings rising up in the church like the Word of Faith movement and cults like the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as the charge of the new atheists.
The church has just as much potential today and events like this should remind us. Men and women were willing to die for our great nation, and I applaud that, but who will stand up for the church? There is nothing wrong with wanting to give your life for your country, but I would hope more of us would want to give our lives for the gospel. Are we willing to stand up and be counted for?
Let us remember and honor those who died for our country, but let us never lose sight of the ones who are giving their lives for the gospel. We stand in an age where wolves are trying to invade the church. Too often we’re busy coddling to them instead of treating them as the threats to innocent souls that they are. We are in a much more serious war than any physical war is. Let’s live accordingly.