"Mamma Mia" was loads of fun! The characters are so funny!! We really enjoyed it. Dd looked pretty retro in her just finished poncho!
I'm so thankful the elections in Iraq are over and by most accounts, went very well. Watching the news and seeing the people celebrating and smiling, that is what freedom is about.
I've been thinking about freedom and why so many seem to be against freedom. When there is freedom, Christianity grows. People don't want that, they don't like that, so let's oppose freedom. Of course, they don't claim to be opposing freedom, they claim to be opposing occupation or forcing democracy on people or opposing war, but when it gets down to the knitty gritty-they fear Christianity!
Everything comes back to spiritual things, there is nothing that goes on that the Lord is not in complete control of. There will never be unity in this world, it is impossible without a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and people will continue to fight against that until they stand before Him as judge and are rendered speechless. I'm often amazed at how easily people forget that God is a just God. They concentrate on the love part, they say Jesus came to bring peace, but they forget that He also said that He came to bring division, that family members would rise up against each other.
It is unfortunate that so many in our own country are disagreeing with the idea of freedom for everyone. It would seem that many would have preferred Russia and Germany remain communist rather than have the wall come down. Where there is communism, they believe there can be no Christian God-supposedly, there is no God, but, communism does not stop God. God eventually exposes communism for what it really is, walls come down. The walls are coming down in Iraq, hope is on the horizon. Has the cost been great-yes! Have there been mistakes-yes! Is it worth it-yes! May many people come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as freedom begins to take hold.