Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand...

What a wise saying that is! It was spoken by Abraham Lincoln on June 16, 1858 at the Republican Convention at Springfield, Illinois.Not too long after that, this nation became involved in a civil war, the worse loss of life of any war into which we have ever inserted ourselves.

In Iraq, the Sunnis and the Shiites are bombing each others Holy Mosques now and the Kurds are also riled up. They are trying to determine in the only way they know who will run that country that we have liberated from Sadam Hussein.

Maybe it's time for us to come home now and let them decide the fate they desire. Theirs is quickly turning into what appears to be a civil war and that war is no place for us to be.

What?- you say,-Abe's not the first to pen those famous words!!

No he isn't. A greater Man that all of us said them at least once when he was talking to a bunch of Pharisees in that same part of the world; this was right after he finished healing some infirmities of many of the people there.

(Matthew 12:25). 'And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand'.

So I guess it's a pretty good saying!

We could say we cured the Iraqis of an infirmity, Saddam Hussein and his bullies.Maybe now we should take a cue from God and our own history and come home and let those people work out what they will eventually do whether we are there or not.

Let's see if the wise saying holds true here! But let's not let it be us again!

Later...

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