Bill Kristol offers this sobering assessment of where we are as a nation by quoting a 1936 speech by Winston Churchill in the House of Commons: "The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences."
Kristol then lists some of the problems: Iran's nuclear program, the economic meltdown, bloated government, weakened military defenses, politically correct universities, a juvenile media, and an entertainment-mad culture. He ends by quoting British economist Josiah Charles Stamp: "It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities."
I'm not ready to think "it's too late for America," but I must admit that I believe some rough days are ahead. I can only pray for God's mercy and for strength to face what tomorrow brings. I'm also asking Him to bring revival to America since, in the final analysis, only Jesus Christ can truly delivery us through this "period of consequences."
2 Chron. 7:14 -- "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."