The breakdown of the American family is the root of so many of our social ills today. You can take almost every social ill, every societal problem in our nation, and trace it directly back to the breakdown of the family. And it is not just the breakdown of the family, but it’s also the redefinition of the family and, in some cases, the redefinition of a man or woman.
Immorality is being promoted and pushed onto us from every direction, not only in the media but also in our classrooms. Pretty much everywhere we look, we see a breakdown in our culture. We live in a time when our culture celebrates wrong as right and mocks right, as though it were wrong. This reminds me of a verse from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah, which says, “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter” (5:20 NLT). It seems like everything is upside down now, doesn’t it?
There is also surging violence on our streets and seemingly no end in sight to a global pandemic, with COVID-19 variants springing up one after another. What are we to do?
What we are to do is watch and pray. I think all the things we see happening around us are signs of the times, reminding us that we are living in the last days. Jesus, speaking of His imminent return and the signs that would come, said, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28 NKJV).
We need divine intervention. We need the Lord to hear our prayers and help us. What we need is another Jesus Movement, another spiritual awakening.
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