The Cottage on the Moor is a place where I'll keep a fire going on cold winter nights and a breeze flowing through the windows on steamy summer days. There will be a "cup of warm" waiting for you to stimulate your mind. I'll try to keep it fresh by adding something every week or two. So come often. I hope you find worth your while.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A Day of Prayer
I have committed to praying on the 10th of each month for a young friend who is
serving as a campus missionary in a European city. Today, after the release of the Senate report on the horrendous
torture techniques employed by our government against terror suspects, I am
especially aware of the need to pray for her and for all other Americans whose
lives have been put in jeopardy by the (necessary) release of that information.
The report reveals the extent to which our nation abandoned
the rule of law and the moral commitments which we have so loudly proclaimed in
our fight against Islamic terrorists. Sadly we – and we must recognize that the actions of our government reflect on all
of us – have committed crimes little different in moral character than
those of our enemies.
And so on this December 10th, 2014 I pray not
only for the safety of my young friend, but for that of all those made
vulnerable by the evil actions taken by our government and now made known to
the world. And I pray for those against whom those actions were taken, those we
call our enemies. I pray that evil – the evil our enemies are perpetrating in
the Middle East and around the world, and the evil practiced against our
enemies in the name of Christian righteousness – will be defeated; overcome by
And specifically I pray that the spirit of Babylon, which
permeates our nation no less than the rest of the world, will be seen for what
it truly is – the spirit of anti-Christ – and that those who claim to be the
servants of Christ will distinguish themselves by speaking against this present
evil and by raising their voices in the service of peace and reconciliation in
our broken world.