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Like many of you, I spent some time over the holidays seeking God and asking Him what He wanted of me for 2010. You’ve heard me mention that we’ve reserved the Lincoln Memorial on May 1 for “May Day – A cry to God for a Nation in Distress.” But bringing busloads of people to Washington on May 1 to pray all day is a pretty daunting task. A bit overwhelming –especially since what I really want to do is spend the first quarter of this year producing my movie: “True to Life.”
My prayer this last weekend is kind of embarrassing. It went something like this: “God, I really don’t want to do May Day – do we really need to have it? Is there someone I can hand it off to?” I asked Him for an unmistakably clear answer.
That’s when I “randomly” turned to a place in my Bible saw three verses. The first just happened to be the theme verse for May Day 2010:
But He took note of their distress
when He heard their cry;
for their sake He remembered His covenant
and out of His great love He relented.
– Psalm 106:44,45
The second was on the left side of the page, Psalm 106:23: “Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen one stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them.”
If that wasn’t enough, I then read Psalm 106: 30: “Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stopped. And that was accounted to him for righteousness to all generations forevermore.”
The Senate just passed socialized medicine with forced funding of child-killing, rationing and euthanasia. The U.S. House must now decide whether it will stand for life as Rep. Bart Stupak and his coalition did with an amendment to keep abortion funding out of the bill, or pull a “Ben Nelson” and sell out the babies.
Add to that in the midst of cold fronts and snow storms everywhere, the Senate is poised to force us to be taxed beyond anything we have ever seen before based on the junk science and political agenda of “global warming.”
Let me summarize where we are as a nation in one word: distress.
What do you do when you are in distress?
Well, once you realize all your resources, ideas and connections won’t provide your rescue, you, naturally, cry for help.
To whom do you cry? The calls to Congress haven’t exactly been heeded. It’s certainly not the White House.
I don’t know about you, but while I’ll keep doing it, I’m tired of calling Congress. I’m not out to reach the media. I’m sick of doing cartwheels for 20-second sound bites.
The good news is we have someone who trumps every center of power and influence there is. And it’s time we appealed to Him in a unified way.
What if? What if God looked down on an America that deserved His judgment and saw a remnant crying out to Him at our nation’s capital?
What if this remnant were made up of Christians of all denominations who love God enough to actually obey Him? And what if this remnant came together to humble ourselves, pray, seek the face of God and turn from our wicked ways – individually and as a nation?
What if when we gathered, we repented of our nation’s sins and welcomed God back into every corner of our country?
What if we proclaimed some things our founders had to say, like Abraham Lincoln who in 1861 said, “It is the duty of all nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”
And, contrary to what Barack Obama has said, what if we proclaimed what our own U.S. Supreme Court said 100 years ago?
These and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation. [They sited 87 precedents from the Founding Fathers, acts of the Founding Fathers, and acts of Congress and state governments proving that this nation was founded upon Christian principles.]
– Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S.; 143 U.S. 457-458 (1892).
If you feel as I do, that it’s time we return to the God of our founders, I need to hear from you. Please send me an e-mail with “May Day” in the memo or e-mail me from the website: www.MayDay2010.org and let me know how you want to become involved.
I need state coordinators. Those who will reach out to churches, pastors and youth organizations. We need help financially to get the word out and buy things like a jumbotron.
If you want to be a part of something to stop the free fall we’re in as a nation, I need to hear from you soon. I believe it will touch the heart of God and maybe, just maybe, cause Him to take note of our distress, hear our cry, remember His covenant with our nation and, out of His great love, relent from the judgment we deserve.