Cuba para Cristo

I have been absolutely distraught.  The world is going to hell in a hand basket.  Our president doesn’t care. And, his excuses are so ludicrous that people openly laugh at press briefings.

Race relations are horrible.  The things that happen in the inner city, well, make me shudder.

Oh, and by the way, it is the coldest winter ever!  But, is that making liberals stop worrying needlessly about “global warming” and turn to actually fighting global terrorism?

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The closest that anyone can get to talking about terrorism in this White House is, inexplicably, atrocities committed by Christians hundreds of years ago.  And, even those were committed, in large part, because Muslims were terrorizing everyone.


It was in this dejected, flabby, mid-winter, hopeless funk that I received my hometown, rural newsletter.

Opening the newsletter and reading the first article, I discovered that our pastor has prayed for Cuba for decades.  He wrote:

crosses“I was teaching middle school students on the importance of prayer, I asked each of them to choose a nation and leader to pray for each day for the rest of the school year.”

He chose Fidel Castro and Cuba.  My mind immediately filled with snarky images of Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Obama living the high life in Cuba while ordinary Cubans live in squalor.

But, what he said next surprised me.  He recently visited Cuba.  He wrote, “Fifteen years ago, there were only 90 Methodist churches in all of Cuba.  Now there are about 400 congregations.”  What is this?  Christian renewal in the face of despair! He had no idea that this revival of sorts was happening in Cuba.  It was as if all of those prayers had been answered.

He concludes his article with a story of attending a church in Cuba and over 600 people were in attendance.

See, we don’t know how God is answering our prayers, even in the face of total despair and the loss of all hope. Communist Cuba has seen, first hand, the atrocities of a government-run society.  We are starting to see more and more of just how bad it is when the government takes over our lives.

As we watch our lying, scheming government destroy our cherished republic one piece at a time and take away our personal liberties, we don’t know what God is planning.  Now, do we?

Nope, we don’t.  So, we need to just keep right on praying and trusting in his will.

Hey, a renewal is happening in Cuba, surely it could happen here.  We never know how all of our prayers will be answered, right?

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Julie Love

Julie Love is a former CPA who currently home-schools her two children. She earned her MS in Journalism from Ohio University in 2002. She was raised in rural Ohio and now lives in the big city of Cleveland.
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