150 years later, what do we have? A centralized government that intrudes on almost every facet of American life. That is one thing our forefathers fought so hard against.

We are also a nation of lawlessness, proved by the fact that even little children can be gunned down at school. Who would ever have thought our nation could come to this?

 Gun control is not the answer. Only a change in the human heart can make this happen. That is why Jesus Christ came into this fallen world, to save sinners and to be our propitiation. There was no other way.

In the aftermath of all that has transpired the last few weeks, including the storms and destruction of property as well as devastation of human lives, let us remember the real reason for Christmas, the Prince of Peace came to give us peace.

Let us resolve in the New Year to make our lives count for Him.