The key to our nation’s greatness has been and always will be the strength and health of the family! I truly believe that the family is the corner stone in the foundation of America’s greatness.
I envision a time when once again we will see fathers and mothers who are committed to providing a healthy and loving atmosphere for their children. Families where children are valued as gifts from God instead of excess baggage! The Lord’s heart aches (and so does mine) when I think about the 57 million babies we have aborted since 1973.
I envision a time when once again the dinner table will be a place where families bond with one another nightly, sharing their hearts; a place where godly values are passed down. The dinner table used to be the place where parents could connect with their kids, look into their eyes and discern how they were doing.
As the family goes…. so goes our nation!
Never before have the families of this nation been so under siege. The proof is seen in the number of broken marriages and fatherless or single-parent homes. There has been a redefining of marriage and many in our society mock and belittle family and marriage values. Children are being raised without the influence of Godly role models in their home or the media.
All of these factors and much more have led to a society overtaken by lawlessness, immorality and violence, especially in our younger generation.
WE MUST once again commit ourselves to action, putting feet to our prayers and our rhetoric and bringing restoration to our families. We need to restore family values in our nation, one family at a time!
How to Fight for our Families:
- Elect officials that stand for Judeo-Christian values.
- Put your focus and attention on the needs of the precious gifts God has entrusted to you, your children. As mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, we must stop being selfish, thinking only about our own needs.
- Turn to God, the Creator of all things. It’s time. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
As we rebuild the walls of protection and fight for our families, let’s remember Nehemiah. He had to confront a lot of opposition and distractions as he rebuilt the walls of the families of Jerusalem. But, he refused to be taken off his mission. In Nehemiah 6:3 b he tells the enemy, “…..I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”
That should be the battle cry in our fight to rebuild our families, restoring this nation back to greatness once again: “We are putting family first. We are doing a great work and we can’t come down!”