21 June 2013 – The Longest Day
Today marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It began this morning four minutes after midnight central standard time.
On Sunday, we will enjoy a “super moon” when the moon is at perigee (closest point to the earth). It will be at its closest to earth for all of 2013.
Why do I relate these astronomical observations? I do so solely so you can relate in future years a turning of America back to the Living God.
Tremendous forces of evil have befallen us. What we have known throughout our history as “good” are now called “evil”.
Our forefathers publicly revered and trusted in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They frequently quoted the Bible in their letters. God was openly venerated in our Declaration of Independence, but now the mere mention of His name is cause for arrest in some quarters of this country. This president has openly declared America a “Muslim nation” to be wholly so by the year 2016.
Other pagan religious notions have likewise replaced faith and common sense. This president and his ardent supporters actually believe we hold power over the earth’s atmosphere, that we can change its chemical composition at will. Unfortunately, far too many of our people have bought into the notion of anthropogenic ‘global warming’, ozone depletion and like false theories.
I choose to remember this as “The Longest Day” in a war to save America from certain demise. D-Day in Europe was heralded as “The Longest Day” in a book by that name. The Longest Day did not and does not commemorate victory, but a turning of the war.
Enjoy this the longest day of the year and the super moon that follows on Sunday.
Don’t you know? Don’t you hear?
Haven’t you been told from the start?
Don’t you understand how the earth is set up?
He who sits above the circle of the earth —
for whom its inhabitants appear like grasshoppers —
stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
spreads them out like a tent to live in.
He reduces princes to nothing,
the rulers of the earth to emptiness.
Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
scarcely their stem taken root in the ground,
when he blows on them, they dry up,
and the whirlwind carries them off like straw.
“With whom, then, will you compare me?
With whom am I equal?” asks the Holy One.
Turn your eyes to the heavens!
See who created these?
He brings out the army of them in sequence,
summoning each by name.
Through his great might and his massive strength,
not one of them is missing.
Why do you complain, Ya‘akov;
why do you say, Isra’el,
“My way is hidden from Adonai,
my rights are ignored by my God”?
Haven’t you known, haven’t you heard
that the everlasting God, Adonai,
the Creator of the ends of the earth,
does not grow tired or weary?
His understanding cannot be fathomed.
He invigorates the exhausted,
he gives strength to the powerless.
Young men may grow tired and weary,
even the fittest may stumble and fall;
but those who hope in Adonai will renew their strength,
they will soar aloft as with eagles’ wings;
when they are running they won’t grow weary,
when they are walking they won’t get tired.