We hold this week in honor of the 80th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that resulted in the deaths of 2,403 Americans. This vicious act launched the United States into World War II in a death match against evil to preserve and maintain the American ideal—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our grandfathers, grandmothers, dads and moms didn’t back down. They didn’t cower in their homes or take advantage of the less fortunate. They took it on in united fashion, undivided against a common enemy. Overnight, America became a motivated, angry nation. A sleeping giant that once awakened employed every possible resource to emerge as the standard-bearer of freedom throughout the world.
The Greatest Generation, we call them. Imagine the incredible effort to go from zero to a full-speed sprint in all aspects of life. Farmers farmed. Manufacturers produced. Inventors invented. And soldiers fiercely faced insurmountable odds against an efficient killing machine that threatened life and liberty throughout the world. The nation prayed and acted. God granted us victory. Even so, many paid the ultimate price so that you and I and our children and grandchildren could pass on the torch of Liberty one generation to the next. Never has unity been so precious and freedom so richly valued as we saw exemplified in Americans during World War II. It started with a vicious and unjust ambush.
Today, the world is in yet another fight for freedom. This time, the powers of tyranny are using the contagion called COVID 19 to attack freedom. They have divided the world into a preferred class of the vaccinated and the persecuted class of the unvaccinated. The casualties are not only those who have perished from the disease, the treatment of it, and its politics, but also those who stand in the gap against arguably the most egregious civil rights violations of our time—COVID Mandates. They are the brave souls—including doctors, nurses, police, firefighters, soldiers, and many others–that have been told by their employers that they can no longer work or support their families if they do not take the government-mandated serum.
These men and women are standing for your freedom and mine. They are on the frontline of fighting the very same evil spirit that we have seen throughout history, the one that steals, kills and destroys. This is the war raging against bodily integrity and your God-given rights as a human being. If you feel the need to be COVID vaccinated, by all means do what you believe is right for you. At the same time, stand on the side of freedom so that all Americans are not forced or persecuted by a tyrannical government set on stealing your freedom and killing or destroying those who dissent. As Christ said in Mark 3:25, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Liberty divided against itself will result in tyranny. Pray. Stand. Act. You may be facing the Pearl Harbor of this generation. How do you wish to be remembered?