<a href="https:\/\/amredeemed.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2013\/11\/4516872449_73085c815f_z.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-3264 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/amredeemed.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2013\/11\/4516872449_73085c815f_z.jpg" alt="4516872449_73085c815f_z" width="604" height="406" \/><\/a>\r\n\r\nBilly Graham's daughter was being\u00a0interviewed on the Early Show and\u00a0Jane Clayson asked her\r\n\r\n"How couldGod let something like this happen?"\r\nAnd Anne Graham gave an extremely\u00a0profound and insightful response.\r\n\r\nShe said: "I believe that God is deeply\u00a0saddened by this, just as we are, but\u00a0for years we've been telling God to get\u00a0out of our schools, to get out of our\u00a0government and to get out of our lives.\u00a0And being the\u00a0gentleman that He is, I believe that He\u00a0has calmly backed out.\r\nHow can we expect God to give us His\u00a0blessing and His protection if\u00a0we demand that He leave us alone?"\r\n\r\nI know there's been a lot of emails\u00a0going around in regards to\u00a09\/11\/01, but this really makes you\u00a0think.\u00a0If you don't have time, at least skim\u00a0through it, but the bottom line is\u00a0something to think about.... In light of\u00a0recent events...terrorists attack, school\u00a0shootings, etc.\r\n\r\nLet's see, I think it started when\u00a0Madeline Murray O'Hare (she was\u00a0murdered, her body was found\u00a0recently) complained she didn't want\r\nany prayer in our schools, and we said\u00a0OK.\r\n\r\nThen, someone said you better not\u00a0read the Bible in school. the Bible that\u00a0says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not\u00a0steal, and love your neighbor as\u00a0yourself. And we said, OK.\r\n\r\nThen, Dr. Benjamin Spock said we\u00a0shouldn't spank our children when\u00a0they misbehave because their little\u00a0personalities would be warped and we\u00a0might damage their self-esteem (Dr.\u00a0Spock's son committed suicide)And we\u00a0said, an expert should know what he's\r\ntalking\u00a0about so we said OK.\r\n\r\nThen, someone said teachers and\u00a0principals better not discipline our\u00a0children when they misbehave. And\u00a0the school administrators said no\u00a0faculty member in this school better\u00a0touch a student when they misbehave\u00a0because we don't want any bad\u00a0publicity, and we\r\nsurely don't want to be sued (There's\u00a0big difference between disciplining and\u00a0touching, beating smacking,\u00a0humiliating, kicking, etc.) And we said,\u00a0OK.\r\n\r\nThen someone said, let's let our\u00a0daughters have abortions if they want,\u00a0and they won't even have to tell their\u00a0parents. And we said,OK.\r\n\r\nThen some wise school board member\u00a0said, since boys will be boys and\u00a0they're going to do it anyway, let's give\u00a0our sons all the condoms they want,\u00a0so they can have all the fun they\u00a0desire, and we won't have to tell their\u00a0parents they got them at school.\u00a0And we said, OK.\r\n\r\nThen someone said, it does not matter what two consenting adults choose to do in their bedrooms, they have the right to be gay-and we said OK.\r\n\r\nThen some cleric said the church should not discriminate by virtue of what two consenting adults do and should marry them in church and we said OK.\r\n\r\nThen some of our top elected officials\u00a0said it doesn't matter what we do in\u00a0private as long as we do our jobs. And\u00a0agreeing with them, we said it doesn't\u00a0matter to me what anyone, including\u00a0the President, does in private as long\u00a0as I have a job and the economy is\u00a0good.\r\n\r\nAnd then someone said let's print\u00a0magazines with pictures of nude\u00a0women and call it wholesome, down-to-earth appreciation for the beauty of\u00a0the female body.\u00a0And we said, OK.\r\n\r\nAnd then someone else took that\u00a0appreciation a step further and\u00a0published pictures of nude children\u00a0and then stepped further still by\r\nmaking them available on the internet.\u00a0And we said OK, they're entitled to\u00a0their free speech.\r\n\r\nAnd then the entertainment industry\u00a0said, let's make TV shows and movies\u00a0that promote profanity, violence, and\u00a0illicit sex. And let's record music that\u00a0encourages rape, drugs, murder,\u00a0suicide, and satanic themes.\u00a0And we said it's just entertainment, it\u00a0has no adverse effect, and\u00a0nobody takes it seriously anyway, so go\u00a0right ahead.\r\n\r\nNow we're asking ourselves why our\u00a0children have no conscience, why they\u00a0don't know right from wrong, and why\u00a0it doesn't bother them to kill strangers,\u00a0their classmates, and themselves.\r\n\r\nProbably, if we think about it long and\u00a0hard enough, we can figure it out.\u00a0I think it has a great deal to do with\r\n"WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."\r\n\r\n"Dear God, Why didn't you save the\u00a0little girl killed in her classroom" ?\r\nSincerely,\r\nConcerned Student...\r\n\r\nAND THE REPLY\r\n\r\n"Dear Concerned Student, I am not\u00a0allowed in schools".\r\nSincerely,\r\nGod.\r\n\r\nFunny how simple it is for people to\u00a0trash God and then wonder why the\u00a0world's going to hell.\r\n\r\nFunny how we believe what the\u00a0newspapers say, but question what\u00a0the Bible says.\r\n\r\nFunny how everyone wants to go to\u00a0heaven provided they do not have to\u00a0believe, think, say, or do anything the\u00a0Bible says.\r\n\r\nFunny how someone can say "I believe\u00a0in God" but still follow Satan who, by\u00a0the way, also "believes" in God.\r\n\r\nFunny how we are quick to judge but\u00a0not to be judged.\r\n\r\nFunny how you can send a thousand\u00a0'jokes' through e-mail and they spread\u00a0like wildfire, but when you start\u00a0sending messages regarding the Lord,\u00a0people think twice about sharing.\r\n\r\nFunny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and\u00a0obscene pass freely through\u00a0cyberspace, but the public discussion\u00a0of God is suppressed in the school and\u00a0workplace.\r\n\r\nFunny how someone can be so fired\u00a0up for Christ on Sabbath, but be an\u00a0invisible Christian the rest of the week.\r\n\r\nAre you laughing?\r\n\r\nFunny how when you go to forward\u00a0this message, you will not send it to\u00a0many on your address list because \u00a0you're not sure what they believe, or\u00a0what they will think of you for sending\u00a0it to\u00a0them.\r\n\r\nFunny how I can be more worried\u00a0about what other people think of me\u00a0than what God thinks of me.\r\n\r\nAre you thinking?\r\n\r\nPass it on if you think it has MERIT by\u00a0SHARING. If not then just discard it by\u00a0IGNORING.... no one will know that you\u00a0did.\r\n\r\nBut, if you discard this thought\u00a0process, then don't sit back and\u00a0complain about what a bad shape the\u00a0world is in!