My wife and I teach the high school
Sunday School class at our church. This
past Sunday, I had the opportunity to weave our cause into the lesson.
The lesson was about choosing to
stand with God and the passage was Exodus 32:25-32. In this Moses was coming down after being on the
mountain with God. As he came into camp,
there was Aaron and the other Israelites dancing around with the golden calf.
Moses chastised Aaron for succumbing
evils of idolatry. Moses was going
through the camp in a rage. He took the
golden calf, burnt it, ground it to dust and made the children if Israel drink
This wasn’t enough to sway the
shameful ways of the people.
Moses shouted, “WHOEVER IS ON THE
SIDE OF THE LORD, LET HIM COME TO ME”.
Levi and all his sons came to stand
with Moses. They then put on their
swords and slew every brother, companion and neighbor, totaling 3000.
We are at that point in this nation.
We are a nation of false idols. Look at the kids. All they want is the newest, fastest, biggest
screen phone, tablet, etc, etc, etc.
They have not a care about anyone or
anything else other than themselves.
So I asked the kids in the class if
they knew of someone taking a stand. They
all shook their heads no.
So, I asked them about a stand that a
small group of people took 237 years ago.
Again, none knew.
So I explained about their fight for freedom. The stand that these patriots took against an
oppressive government. Just like the
Israelites did when Moses led them out of Egypt.
I then wound this into
the Civil war and how the South was taking a stand against the oppressive
Yankee regime located in the swamps of the Potomac.
I asked what they thought about
someone searching their homes, cars, bags on a bus with no reason. They all said no. “Would you take a stand for the 4th
Amendment”, I asked. None knew what that
I explained the first five amendments
to them. What they were, how they
protected us. How they were being slowly
eroded away. Just like our Faith is
They had questions of how can they do
this, why, someone should do something.
I said that unless someone took a
stand, they were going to be just like the Israelites were in worshipping the
All it takes is for one person to
stand against. Just like David did
against Goliath. One small boy took down
a fierce warrior that everyone feared.
I saw sparks in their eyes. A slow awakening to my message.
Will they become fully awake? I don’t know. But I will not stop from striking the fire
starter. I hope that given enough spark,
the tinder will catch and they too will have the fire that we do
I struggled for a title to this
post. The only image that danced behind
my eyes was the robot from Lost in Space racing around, arms flapping, yelling “DANGER WILL