I heard on NPR today that the United States government will be helping to pay for the rebuilding of the Golden Mosque that was blown up in Iraq. It was not blown up by US forces; it was blown up by other Muslims. Why, exactly, are we having to pay for this to be rebuilt? (By the way, YOU are contributing to rebuild a Mosque in Iraq. How do you like them apples?) I wonder...is the US government going to pay for the rebuilding of the Churches burned in Alabama? My student pastor asked me this question, and I didn't have an answer. If not, doesn't that upset you somewhere deep down inside?
I am a pastor serving in my hometown of Albertville, Alabama. The greatest evidence of God's grace in my life are my wife, son, and daughter. One look at me and then my wife will tell you that her "yes" was a modern day miracle. Otherwise, I am almost completely mundane.