And, The Thunder Rolls…
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36 KJV)
It’s very troubling when you read a news article and you are not sure whether or not its contents are fact or fiction! I’m not trying to be an alarmist, but one would have to have his or her head deeply buried in the sand not to be alarmed! Unrest. Uncertainty. Unknown. The three “U’s” that now define our nation and much of the world.
There is a saying that goes something like this, “Believe half of what you see and nothing you hear.” Wow! How appropriate for the days we are now living. No one seems to know anymore if what we “hear” or “read” from our news media, including accredited internet articles, are truth, half-truth, twisted truth, or political propaganda. Like the article I read this morning over the internet about ObamaCare. It was outlining “some” of the policies that will be set in place once it is executed in full force. One such policy being that people over seventy-six will no longer be eligible for cancer treatments. In other words, if you happen to be fortunate enough to live with cancer until you are seventy-six, you can go ahead and plan your funeral because you won’t be living until you’re seventy-seven; should you need treatments to do so. Why? Because, the government will then say, “You’ve had enough; be gone.” (IF the article I read has “truth” to it!)
Now, grant it, the Bible clearly teaches that a man’s lot in life is “three score and ten.” That is defined as seventy years: em>”The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10 KJV). For decades, and perhaps even centuries, man has been trying to out live seventy plus years anyway possible; and many do. But, now our nation as a whole is facing the generation known as the “Baby-Boomers.” All those sweet little babies born after our soldiers returned home from fighting WWII! That generation is now between the ages of fifty-five and seventy. In other words, “Boys, we are breaking the bank!”
Even though it has been pretty much our generation’s and that of our parents’ hard-earned dollars that footed the social-security bill, medicare bill, and Medicaid bill, there’s just not enough to pass around to everyone…Flippantly speaking, I mean someone had to pay for all those “babies” who were born out-of-wedlock in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. And, what about all the money it took to “abort” all the other babies whose mothers simply enjoyed the sex part of it, but didn’t want the responsibilities of raising children? Someone had to pay for all of that. Then, what about all those who were, at no fault of their own, born into generational poverty and could not find decent jobs or proper housing. Someone needed to pay for them, too…Therefore, as the old saying goes, “If you keep dishing out more than you are taking in something has to give.” And, according to the article I read, the something that is going to give appears to be our generation! In other words, the solution seems to be, in my own words, “Get rid of the baby-boomers, so the younger generations can move forward with all of their technological expertise and new ways of thinking.” Another way of putting it, “Out with the old and in with the new…”
But, don’t worry about us aging “baby-boomers”…We’ll be fine…We’ve had a lot of experience in dealing with “new” things. After all, we are the ones who first watched TV not only in black and white, but in color as well. We watched a monkey go up into space, a man orbit the earth in a rocket, and a man land on the moon. We launched the introduction of Rock-N-Roll and sent our young men across the globe to fight in two different wars that didn’t make much sense to us; except that we were trying our best to promote and protect democracy. We lived through the cold-war and learned how to hide under our desks at school in case Cuba launched missiles at us. We were the generation that never got very much praise from our own parents regarding anything, but invented the “potty-dance” for our own kids. We were the last generation not to wear “name-brand” clothing down to our under-garments, but made sure that our kids did! We’ve seen a lot of “firsts.”
When you look at it, we’ve been a “giving,” “loving,” “inventful” generation all along…So, what’s one more gift of giving our own physical lives in order to help assure our nation that it will be financially secured enough to take care of our children’s children? I mean, after all, seventy years is what God promised; right! But, not all of us will be granted the full seventy years; if those years are not determined as being lived out with “quality” life…For many of us we will only receive “comfort care” until God’s angels come to take us home…(Like in the old days before modern-day medicine!)
So, it appears that we, living in America, have now reached a stage in life when government will step in to play God…”This one lives; and this one dies.” It reminds me of watching those Holocaust commentaries when Hitler had trained soldiers posted at the train stations. As new families arrived from all over Europe, they would be examined to see which ones would be immediately sent to the gas-chambers and which ones looked well enough or strong enough to “work;” until they, too, died in the camps. I understand from the article that I read this morning that under the new ObamaCare, specific doctors will be trained and “assigned” to make judgment as to which people over “seventy” appear to still have some “quality” of life in them, and which ones don’t. The “don’t” won’t get certain life-sustaining treatments, but will be provided approved, “comfort care.” Well, at least for right now the age limit seems to be seventy years old…But, don’t kid yourselves…When government starts playing God, then man will judge and determine all matters of sustaining life….Like which “babies” are born healthy enough to live quality lives and which ones aren’t…Who will decide which babies will receive “neo-natal” care and which ones won’t? Or, will there even be such a thing as “neo-natal” care? Who knows how far this might go??
So, to my Christian believing friends who were born in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s (and possibly even some in the 70’s), stay strong and keep the Faith; for no man knows the hour when the Son of man will come with a shout…Even so, should we be the ones to die by government-ordered, man-dated lethal injection because of our failing quality of life, we will be immediately ushered into our new Heavenly bodies without pains or cares of this life to live forever more with our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ!…Praise God…Not even ObamaCare can take that away from us!
Want you join me as we pray for our nation’s future: “God, please have mercy upon our troubled nation and deliver us from all means of evil and bondage. Let thy will be done, and if it is your will that we live out our alloted, undetermined, years on this planet, may you, and you alone, receive all the Praise, Honor, and Glory. For it is in Jesus’ name we do pray. Amen.”
Remember, God Loves You (Even as we continue to face Unrest, Uncertainty, and Unknown… We can rest in the assurance that Our God, Jesus Christ, Knows ALL!)
Lin T Rollins, Author