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Friday, December 7, 2007
'A Date Which Will Live in Infamy' // Friday E-Devotion
December 7, 1941 our nation was crushed by a heavy blow at Pearly Harbor, Hawaii. President Roosevelt wrote and later spoke these words: "A day which will live in infamy." 2,403 lost their lives, countless ships and planes destroyed and a nation standing ready to face the world.
I wasn't there. I am not old enough to remember any thing other than people talking about it and lesson from history, but I do confess that this event from history leaves my heart heavy for people. It reminds Christians of the reality of life and pain. 66 years ago, America was given a wake up call. May responded to God.
Psalm 36:7 (nlt) --- How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
How about the days when God wakes us up? Those are special days, and I pray it takes very little to wake you. Some called our nation a sleeping giant. Other say us as weak (some still do). Be reminded that God promised us that the nation who calls Him God will be blessed (see Psalms 33:12).
What lessons can we learn (personally) from an event that rocked the world? These are important...
Listen carefully to God.
Psalm 85:8 (nlt) --- I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying,for he speaks peace to his faithful people.But let them not return to their foolish ways.
Trust God fully.
Proverbs 3:5 (nlt) --- Trust in the Lord with all your heart;do not depend on your own understanding.
Let God use your situation, bad or good, for His glory.
Romans 8:28 (nlt) --- And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Just as our nation has learned from this terrible event and for all events of the past, we need to learn to trust God each and every day. Let God protect and provide for you as you walk His path.
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