The Dying of the Light
By Eglaide Seiber Barroso
These beautiful faces on this page are the faces of two teachers and 19 innocent children. On May 24, they went to school but never came back alive. Their dreams of a brilliant future in the land of the free vanished from the face of the earth in a split second. The actions of a single evil-infected mind of a human being have forever robbed their families and relatives from experiencing the fullness of what they could and would have conquered during their lives’ journey together. Their families now have the broken pieces of their precious lives cut too short, the confusion that comes with the burial process, the criminal investigations, and the emptiness and profound pain that can only be understood by those who unexpectedly suffered such a brutal trauma. In addition to all these dark emotions, they must also deal with the media’s repeated noise about how it happened, who is to blame, what will stop these tragedies, and who will handle their court cases’ opinions. They see their unimaginable losses transformed into a media-politicized drama. Since when did a celebration of life event turn from comforting those who mourn, to becoming an opportunity to highlight political parties’ agendas?
How many times will we have to hear false promises of changes that never happen from people on both sides of the political arena? Where did prayer go since we, as The PEOPLE of a Nation under God, didn’t mobilize as the church to be involved in every area needing our gifts to bring back God into every high place of government in our country? The Bible says, “It is not for us to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” (Acts 1:7-8a) What do we think Jesus was crucified for? As Americans, we are to strive to be the light of this world, especially when gross darkness abounds. We can’t continue to hide our gifts and do nothing and expect a different result from what we are experiencing in America. I voted this past election. Did you? Did you research the background of the candidates you voted for? Did your vote help a pro-life, pro-family, pro-Bible, and godly principled agenda to come back to this Nation regardless of parties? Or did you just punch your voting answers to post your sticker on social media to feel patriotic?
Since this horrific event happened in Uvalde, Texas, where 21 innocent lives were taken by a lunatic with an AR-15-style rifle, another 33 mass shootings have been reported on television nationwide, making this year so far overtake past years’ reports. Today as we are thinking of that, the question I have is who still remembers the victims of Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Parkland, or of the September 11th terrorist attack? And all the other terrorist attack victims prior to that event. What we are seeing in America is not because law-abiding citizens can purchase guns; it is because of the lack of a godly government. WE, THE PEOPLE of this godly sovereign Nation, have the right to own and carry guns as stated in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But WE, THE PEOPLE, through our slothful utopian lifestyle, have sat back and done nothing to keep God in schools, public places, and political agendas. We now have a self-righteous entitled generation of young adults who have been brainwashed to support gay marriages, abortion, gender neutrality, and schools that teach our children explicit sexual content. Some citizens support illegal immigration, defunding the police, and Christian clergy and leaders give in to the occult traditions and pagan beliefs that for many decades have infiltrated the church with the purpose of destroying this Nation. These things didn’t happen overnight. Our forefathers knew we needed the Constitution as protection for our country. They fought for it because they were brave men who were ready to die for the freedoms we have today. They wrote our Constitution by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God, who is THE FATHER OF ALL GOOD THINGS!
To finish what is going through my mind today, the LORD reminded me of the Bible verse from 1 Samuel 15:22b, “To obey is better than sacrifice.” So, let’s RISE UP to teach everyone the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ without fear of man. He gave us ALL POWER to conquer our enemies. HE is our LORD AND ONLY GOD that died for our salvation and reconciliation to the Father’s Kingdom!
This coming November, we have another opportunity to make a difference and kindle the fire, so America has the chance to be the light to the world and the land of the brave again. GO VOTE!