Inspirational Story: The Answer in a Nutshell

Fresh Manna
by Pastor Tim Burt

The Answer in a Nutshell, 
(Author Unknown)

Dear God:  Why didn’t you save the school children at…

  • Moses Lake, Washington 2/2/96
  • Bethel, Alaska 2/19/97
  • Pearl, Mississippi 10/1/97
  • West Paducah, Kentucky 12/1/97
  • Stamps, Arkansas 12/15/97
  • Jonesboro, Arkansas 3/24/98
  • Edinboro, Pennsylvania 4/24/98
  • Fayetteville, Tennessee 5/19/98
  • Springfield, Oregon 5/21/98
  • Richmond, Virginia 6/15/98
  • Littleton, Colorado 4/20/99
  • Taber, Alberta, Canada 5/28/99
  • Conyers, Georgia 5/20/99
  • Deming, New Mexico 11/19/99
  • Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 12/6/99
  • Santee, California 3/5/01 and
  • El Cajon, California 3/22/01?

Concerned Student
Dear Concerned Student:
I am not allowed in schools.
Let’s see, I think it started when Madeline Murray O’Hare complained she didn’t want any prayer in our schools. And we said, OK…
Then, someone said you better not read the Bible in school, the Bible that says “thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbors as yourself.” And we said, OK…
Dr. Benjamin Spock, whose son committed suicide, said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped, and we might damage their self-esteem. And we said, an expert should know what he’s talking about, so we won’t spank them anymore…
Then someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave. And the school administrators said no faculty member in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don’t want any bad publicity, and we surely don’t want to be sued. And we accepted their reasoning…
Then someone said, let’s let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they won’t even have to tell their parents. And we said, that’s a grand idea…
Then some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys and they’re going to do it anyway, let’s give our sons all the condoms they want, so they can have all the fun they desire, and we won’t have to tell their parents they got them at school. And we said, that’s another great idea…
Then some of our top elected officials said it doesn’t matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs. And we said, it doesn’t matter what anybody, including the President, does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good…
And someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of nude children and then stepped further still by making them available on the Internet. And we said, everyone’s entitled to free speech…
And the entertainment industry said, let’s make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence and illicit sex. And let’s record music that encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes. And we said, it’s just entertainment and it has no adverse effect and nobody takes it seriously anyway, so go right ahead…
Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, classmates or even themselves.
Undoubtedly, if we thought about it long and hard enough, we could figure it out. I’m sure it has a great deal to do with… Not KARMA! It’s called reaping what we sowed!

Galatians 6:7-8 (NIV) “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.  The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

Thought: You will learn to live with the wrong you learn to accept and don’t keep in prayer before God to change. Prayers matter! Doing nothing brings desolation. 

In His love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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