"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Josh Chafetz is rightfully warning against jubilance. War is not a time for jubilance. If you want to feel some positive emotion, feel hope, but not jubilance. Mark Byron suggests the following things to pray for:
Pray that the war goes cleanly and swiftly.
Pray that the leadership doesn't follow through with scorched-earth tactics.
Pray that officers get their men to surrender quickly rather than lose lives in a losing and ignoble cause.
Pray that the nominal Christians in Iraq turn closer to God and that the Islamic people there see that their faith is misplaced and see Jesus as not just a prophet but God incarnate.
Pray that the US and it's allies put its money where its mouth is and actually work to rebuild Iraq into a thriving democracy where all peaceful faiths are welcome.
Pray for missionaries and Christian professionals to be called to go to a free Iraq to spread the Gospel further.
To that, I would add this: pray that Saddam does not use chemical or biological weapons. And pray that a miracle happens, and Saddam leaves--he still has time, though not much.
Posted by Timothy9:26 AM
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