Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It ran into my arms ...

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“A dear friend of mine who was quite a lover of the chase, told me the following story: ‘Rising early one morning,’ he said, ‘I heard the baying of a score of deerhounds in pursuit of their quarry. Looking away to a broad, open field in front of me, I saw a young fawn making its way across, and giving signs, moreover, that its race was well-nigh run. Reaching the rails of the enclosure, it leaped over and crouched within ten feet from where I stood. A moment later two of the hounds came over, when the fawn ran in my direction and pushed its head between my legs. I lifted the little thing to my breast, and, swinging round and round, fought off the dogs. I felt, just then, that all the dogs in the West could not, and should not capture that fawn after its weakness had appealed to my strength.’ So is it, when human helplessness appeals to Almighty God. Well do I remember when the hounds of sin were after my soul, until, at last, I ran into the arms of Almighty God.”

Quoted by E.M. Bounds in The Necessity of Prayer

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Netanyahu's reasonable alternative . . .

Barbara has highlighted salient parts of PM Netanyahu's report and warning to Congress about Iran and the certainty of nuclear weapons proliferation if a flabby nuclear deal is made with them. I remember the Cuban missile crisis and how terrifying it was to live in Dallas and witness Soviet threats and see in the local newspaper that my home was well within the range of nuclear missiles based on that island. I don't want that for our children and grandchildren. In Iran we may be looking at a power less tractable and more prone to suicidal behavior than the Soviet Union. Wake up America and encourage our elected leaders to begin living in the real world, outside the cocoon of domestic politics and power grabbing schemes. They must make no deal that would ever concede to Iran the right to make nuclear weapons while they remain outspoken in their hatred of the United States and Israel. Mr. Netanyahu offered a reasonable alternative to the present deal: tell Iran to stop its aggression in the region and stop threatening destruction of other nations; then we'll talk about developing nuclear weapons.