I stand amazed as I watch the nightly news as I see people everywhere that seem to be in such a hurry to scream prejudice and racism these days. It is a daily dose of the world’s newest and most effective tool as those “oppressed” play the victim card in today’s society. They seem to be looking for confrontation at every turn. It seems as if it is a never ending occurrence. It is happening in all kinds of situations. In fact I heard a story about a customer asking a clerk, “In what aisle can I find the Polish sausage?” The clerk asked, “Are you Polish?” The woman, who was clearly offended, replied “Yes I am. But let me ask you something. If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian? Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish? Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican? Or if I asked for some Irish whiskey, would you ask if I was Irish?” The clerk rolled his eyes and shook his head and said, “No, I probably wouldn’t.” The woman was clearly upset and said, “Well then, because I asked for Polish sausage, why did you ask me if I was Polish?” The clerk trying to hold back a grin replied, “Because lady you’re in Home Depot!”
Now folks that story is funny but in today’s world it is not politically correct and I would be ostracized for using it. You see today everything is off the table and not politically correct or racist except when someone is attacking Christians, Jesus Christ, or those who hold firmly to the faith that was once delivered. Today it is a national pastime to speak evil of Jesus or the Christian faith. Those that stand for morals and higher standards of conduct are the newest “whipping boy” for those who seek to take this country into further moral decline.
The world and America would be better if it understood that there is power and true life in the name of Jesus! What happened to the lame man at the temple when Peter told him to arise in the name of Jesus? The man stood up! And not only that, the Scripture says he began to leap and dance and praise God. Later in the temple, Peter testified about the man saying, “Look at this man, he stands before you whole and strong in the power of the name of Jesus.”
Listen America, in the name of Jesus your bondage can be broken and you can be set free. In the name of Jesus drug addiction can be defeated! In the name of Jesus families can be healed. In the name of Jesus, those who were once broken and downtrodden will be able to stand up and testify of the grace of Christ Jesus in their lives! Now I come to you; yes you! Is the power of Jesus Christ at work in your life today? It can be. Take a leap of faith and live for him! And do it all in the name of Jesus!