Lately I've been thinking about a story I heard years ago, maybe you know it. It was a story of the donkey that fell into a big hole. The farmer who lost it, finally found it. He couldn't find a way to get it out, so he started to shovel the dirt back in just to put it out of it's misery. As he was filling it back up, the donkey just kept on shaking the dirt off and stepping up onto it. Eventually the donkey was able to jump out.
I also have been thinking of another story though. It is about when a frog is put into a pot of cold water. It will just sit there. When the stove is turned on, and the water gets warmer, the frog would still sit there. The frog will not jump out of the water, and will eventually boil to death.
Why did I bring these two stories up? As I was thinking of them, I was reminded how We (Americans) have changed throughout the years. Think about it, we once were a nation of donkey's, and now have become a nation of frogs. Confused? Let me explain.
When this country became independent, we had to have started in a hole. I can't believe that there was an "Idiots Guide to Starting a Free Nation" book out there, which meant that there weren't many ideas of what to do next. Other than our will and determination, combined with a dream and most importantly, the Bible, could we have ever formed a more perfect and free society. Of course we've been in many holes since, but we have been a country that has learned from our mistakes, and the blessings of God has filled in those holes to let us out once, twice and three times over, but only because of His grace. Our foundation had always been on Him, and He has blessed us in the good times, but He also has extended His Grace in the bad times.
How times have changed though. The first two hundred years or so, we have been that donkey, so-to-speak. In the last sixty years or so, we have evolved into the frog. Ever since we started to take God out of this country, we started to pervert the Bible and disregard the Constitution, we began re-translating both of them. They now say what we want them to say, so it seems. Once we started to do that, liberalism has slowly creeped into our society. If it happened over night, we would never have allowed it. We as Christians should not have let that happen, but we have. We let one thing slide, then another, and another, until liberalism got a foothold and became part of the mainstream. We are slowly killing ourselves(our way of life). We never saw it coming. Now that we know, let's jump out before it gets worse.
How do we do that then? Well, let's ask God to forgive us and have mercy on this country once again, so He can start filling this hole we allowed ourselves to dig. Even if you don't believe in my God, what will it hurt to just say, God help us. Just that little will help a lot. We are all his children and he wants us to come to him, believer or not.