How Quickly We Forget

In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.

Judges 21:25

… December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy…

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

My mother-in-law suffered through Japanese occupation in Indonesia. She knew what lost freedom means. She was a wonderful, loving person, but she would never consider buying a Japanese car. She remembered.

My father-in-law suffered through German occupation in the Netherlands. He warned that if the wall came down and Germany was again united, there would be severe problems. He knew what lost freedom means, He remembered.

We put up a memorial for World War II and inscribed on it FDR’s speech, but we forget the last words. “So help us God.”

I looked through 10-12 official government articles and those words are not there on any of them. I finally found them in a Jacksonville, Florida newspaper editorial, asking if the monument had left something out? Not stating for sure, just asking.

Now? Is this date living in infamy? Or is it a date when the Black Friday shopping has waned and the last minute shopping for the procrastinators has yet to begin.

God wants us to forgive and forget, but if we forget history, we will repeat our mistakes. We rarely repeat our success by forgetting the past, because we forget God and everyone does as they see fit.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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  1. I remember December 7th

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