|Dear AFA of Indiana Supporter,
My friend Gary Varvel, the best editorial cartoonist in the nation, has always been an inspiration to me in how he works in the public arena and successfully allows Jesus Christ to shine through him. The former Indianapolis Star editorial cartoonist has a Christmas cartoon you may have seen. It is simply a nativity drawing with the caption, “What the World Needs is a Stable Influence.”
I have had that slogan on my mind as I have watched America melt down. The media and far left forces are revealing themselves as they capitalize on the very bad behavior of some protesters in our nation’s capitol.
The left has been so successful in pushing their narrative that you have to preface the obvious, “violence is wrong,” just as you had to say the obvious that you oppose racism before you could even discuss the looting, rioting, shootings, and fires in our nation’s cities last summer. Even with this, having a meaningful dialogue right now is almost impossible.
At this point in time, conversations are almost useless. President-elect Joe Biden has a golden opportunity to unite our nation around the concept that our political divisions have gone too far. Instead, he seems to be fine with using this tragedy to silence conservative voices.
Those who preached the virtues of “tolerance” and “diversity’ for years where lying. I could tell you things that have recently come against AFA-IN from the corporate world that might shock and rattle you, as it has my staff. We are in the left’s target zone. . . and so are you! (But that’s OK. Remember who is in ultimate control.)
I would encourage all AFA-IN supporters to back away from social media, which is utterly toxic right now. Turn off the news. Take a deep breath. This crisis will pass. The media will soon move along to the next shinny object they can focus upon to stir up emotions and get internet “clicks,” but until then it will be rough.
America needs a stable influence.
Let’s start with the things above that can calm us and heal our land. I simply want to share a five short verses with you today that I have pondered to drive away some of my own fear and anxiety that with all I am seeing and reading, I’ll admit that I have.
Please PRAY for our nation’s leaders and our people. Now is also the time to pray for the incoming Biden/Harris administration. God doesn’t lose elections. We need to respect our leaders, even if we will not always agree with their beliefs and policies.
Let us trust in the One in who’s aid nation’s rise and fall, knowing that God governs in the affairs of men, to cite Ben Franklin at the Constitutional Convention.
“The Lord is good indeed, He is a fortress in time of distress,
and He protects those who seek refuge in Him.” – Nahum 1:7
“In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid; What can man do unto me?” – Psalm 56:11
“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 34:21
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27
“So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”’ – Hebrews 13:6