By the Waters of Babylon –Ps 137:1
The year 1991 was a very good year for former President George Bush. He faced a very difficult situation when Iraq invaded Kuwait. He promised to free Kuwait one way or another, using sanctions first, and if they failed, he told Saddam Hussein force would be used. We know what happened next. Using an unlikely military coalition, the allied troops routed Iraq’s army in short order, and Kuwait was liberated. President Bush was looked at as a hero after the Gulf War, with his approval rating at an astonishing 90 percent. But what a difference a year can make! Within one year, the American people decided that they no longer wanted President Bush to lead them for four more years. When it came to the election, it’s as if they were asking resident Bush, “What have you done for us lately?”
If you and I are honest with each other, we must admit that this is exactly the same way that we often treat God. Have we ever forgotten to give God thanks for the many blessings that he has given to us? Do we in fact fail to recognize that all that we have is given to us by God?
What has God done for you lately? Although we are often times disloyal to God, he will always provide us with all of our physical and spiritual needs.