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CLARITY – 7-19-19 Lest We Forget


A Biblical Response to Current Events -7-19-19

Lest We Forget

What’s Happening: “25 years have passed, but the memory is still fresh…at least for the 85 victims’ families who were killed (hundreds more were wounded) in the 1992 attack and again in the 1994 Hezbollah bombings that hit two Jewish sites in Argentina. Although there have been accusations of a cover-up and a plethora of investigations, no one has yet been incarcerated ( In addition to the grief experienced in today’s recollections there will be much celebration tomorrow at the 50th anniversary ceremony of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon. He became the first man on the moon, saying, ‘One small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind.’ (  These two events represent the broad spectrum of Man’s tragedies and triumphs.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “So, am I to be sad or happy?”

Biblical Response:  “Both…respectively. And there are lessons to be learned from both. That the price of liberty is eternal vigilance (pay attention Argentina – actually, Thomas Jefferson might be the original author in 1817)…and that few things of greatness are accomplished without the help of others (there were 400,000 engineers and millions of taxpayers that made Neil Armstrong’s feat possible). And we are right to cry and rejoice. In fact, we are commanded by God to do so (Rom. 1:15). And we are to remember…that anything is possible…bad or good. The real importance is that we learn what we are supposed to learn…lest we condemned to learn those lessons again.”

“Christians? We believe in learning…and in remembering. Only God has the luxury of forgetting…and we are still the beneficiaries of that (Jer. 31:34).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to remember, as painful or joyful as that may be…and LEARN; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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