Shecky Green, a Las Vegas stand-up comedian, often boasted of his long relationship with the renowned Frank Sinatra. He said it came in handy one dark night when he had finished his act and went out to sit on a park bench. While sitting there a street gang came along armed with car antennas and attacked him, beating him severely about the head and shoulders. He thought he was finished when Frank came by and said, “That’s enough!” Saved his life!
This never happened but made a good story. This was in reference to Sinatra’s associations with important people. It also stressed the power of knowing someone with “connections”.
Recently a small plane strayed into the NO FLY zone of the District of Columbia. The military thought the 69 year old pilot could be trying to fly over the White House. It did cause a stir. The President was not notified because he was in seclusion at Camp David, Maryland, bicycling. I think that our President was searching for someone to come along and say, “That’s enough!” about the Iraq war.
If I was in his shoes, I would be looking for a burning bush, a talking toad or a floating rock to point to sage advice on bailing out of Iraq. The former Baltimore Colts left Baltimore in the middle of the night. The President could telephone the owner and asked how it was done.
My father saw the end of the Bronco chase of O.J.; I went to bed. Dad never saw the end of this national trial. My mother called soon after hearing of the terrible 9/11 tragedy. She passed away the following February. The experts of our foreign policies forecast that the USA could be in Iraq for a possible ten years.
Our nation has always given its best to stop oppression and give others the gift of freedom. We have gone far beyond what should be a reasonable limit. We keep on giving and praying that the “dogs of war” will eventually be silenced. Every day we hear of those who gave their lives that our way of life is preserved. I not only think of their sacrifices but I also pray for the end, the light at the end of the tunnel.
Let us pray fervently for the peace among mankind where ever they live on this earth. I believe it can be accomplished through our Lord. “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there any anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)
SOMETIMES THE SKY LOOKS DARK WITH NOT A RAY OF LIGHT,
WE’RE TOSSED AND DRIVEN ON,NO HUMAN HELP IN SIGHT;
BUT THERE IS ONE IN HEAV’N WHO KNOWS OUR DEEPEST CARE,LET JESUS SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM-JUST GO TO HIM IN [PRAY’RLIFE’S DAY WILL SOON BE O’ER,ALL STORMS FOREVER PAST,
WE’LL CROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE,TO GLORY,SAFE AT LAST;
WE’LL SHARE THE JOYS OF HEAV’N-A HOME, A CROWN,
THE TEMPTER WILL BE BANISHED,WE’LL LAY OUR BURDEN DOWN.
IT WILL BE WORTH IT ALL WHEN WE SEE JESUS,
LIFE’S TRIALS WILL SEEM SO SMALL WHEN WE SEE CHRIST;
ONE GLIMPSE OP HIS DEAR FACE ALL SORROW WILL ER4ASE,
SO BRAVELY RUN THE RACE TILL WE SEE CHRIST.
(Lyrics BY Esther Rusthoi)
“And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” (I John 3:22)