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Rest in His Sovereignty

August 25, 2021

Leadership Notes

I am a wee bit cranky at the start of this week, so continue to read at your own risk. The caution flag is up!

For starters, it's been too hot and humid for at least a week, with no end in sight. This isn't supposed to happen as we slide into September. If you like this kind of weather, you need to repent of your sin and buy me a cooler full of my favorite cold beverage as penance.

Okay, now I'm starting to feel a little better.

On a more serious note, as we've shared during prayer time these past two Sundays, what is happening in Afghanistan is heartbreaking. For the sacrifice of life and treasure to come to this end reminds us of our need for affirmations such as this from Psalm 47:8:

God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.

Generations will study these past twenty years of adventure abroad. Was nation building the correct big picture response to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001? Consider, first, about the lives lost and shattered. Think about those who returned home battered and broken. Great lamentation wells up in the hearts of God's people. The United States has spent $275,000,000 per day on Afghanistan, for 20 years. Heartbreak piled upon heartbreak.

Sohrab Ahmari is an Iranian-American author, columnist, and editor. He is contributing editor for the New York Post, The Catholic Herald, and columnist for First Things. Nearly a decade ago, he wrote a savage Wall Street Journal review of a book by diplomat an