Billy Graham's Daughter

Billy Graham's  daughter was interviewed on the  Early Show and  Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let  something like this happen?" (regarding the  attacks on Sept, 11, hurricanes and earth quakes. Anne Graham gave  an extremely profound and insightful  response. She said "I believe God is deeply saddened by  this, just as we are, but for years we've been  telling God to get out of our schools, to get  out of our government and to get  out of our  lives. 

And being the  gentleman He is, I believe He has  calmly backed out.  How can we expect God to give us His  blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us  alone?"  In light of recent  events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I  think it started when Madeleine  Murray O'Hare (she  was murdered, her body found recently)  complained she didn't want prayer in our  schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said  you better not read the Bible in school .... the  Bible says thou shalt not kill,  thou shalt not  steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we  said OK. Then Dr. Benjamin  Spock said we shouldn't spank our children  when they misbehave  because their  little personalities would be  warped and we  might damage their self-esteem  (Dr. Spock's son  committed suicide). We said an expert should know  what he's talking about. And we said  OK.  Now we're asking  ourselves why our children  have no  conscience, why they don't know right  from wrong, and  why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers,  their classmates, and themselves.  Probably, if we  think about it long and hard  enough, we can  figure it out. I think it has a  great deal to do  with "WE REAP WHAT WE  SOW."  Funny how simple  it is for people to trash God  and then wonder  why the world's going to hell. Funny how we  believe what the newspapers say,  but question what  the Bible says.  Funny how you can  send 'jokes' through e-mail  and they spread  like wildfire but when you start  sending messages  regarding the Lord, people think twice about  sharing.  Funny how lewd,  crude, vulgar and obscene  articles pass  freely through cyberspace, but  public discussion  of God is suppressed in the  school and  workplace.  Are you  laughing?  Funny how when you  forward this message, you  will not send it  to many on your address list  because you're not  sure what they believe, or what they WILL  think,  of you for sending it. Funny how we can  be more worried about what  other people think  of us than what God thinks of  us.  Pass it on if you  think it has merit. If not  then just discard  it... no  one will know  you did. But, if  you discard this thought  process, don't sit  back and complain  about what bad  shape the world is in.
God bless you as you share it with friends. No Nation or people can ever survive or succeed without Jesus Christ.