“For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep still, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her salvation like a burning torch.” Isaiah 62:1
This verse has been ringing in my mind, like the chiming of a clock on a mantle, gently reminding me that time is passing. With each new day, I feel more drawn to open a new chapter of my life. This blog is the initiation of that chapter. Please understand, I do not consider myself a prophet, nor in any way especially enlightened by my Creator, as compared to anyone else. However, I do feel lead by the Holy Spirit to speak. I feel “prepared”, by the events of my life, to share the feelings and observations I have regarding this complex and ever-changing world around us. I don’t pretend to have all the answers. I don’t claim to even know all the problems. But I do feel an ever-increasing level of frustration over a lack of true problem-solvers as leaders. I fear we are failing as a nation, as a people, as a society. I also feel the cycle we are on will spin out of control, leading to the inexorable loss of the greatest civilization the world has ever known. Many other great civilations have come and gone. We are not immune to the same forces that felled them, great though they were in their times. Furthermore, I believe something can be done about this decline. I do not accept it as inevitable. Therefore, I will not be silent. It is not for Zion’s sake, but for the sake of these United States, this shining beacon of freedom, that I will not, and cannot, keep still.
I am not a politician, not an elected leader. I am an ordinary, law-abiding citizen. I work hard to support my family, and have been Blessed to do so successfully. I am well-educated by most standards. I am deeply spiritual, as will become evident throughout this blog. I am more conservative than liberal, but I share things in common with both camps. I also care deeply about this great nation, and I feel connected to the souls who have devoted their lives, often given their lives, for the furtherment of its ideals. I do not pretend that our nation has a unique prescription for greatness, as there is greatness in many current societies. I do believe the U.S.A. is the bellwether of freedom and human rights in the world. We lead, and we must continue to do so.
I don’t know what this blog will achieve, if anything. I don’t know all the things I will espouse. I do firmly believe the Holy Spirit is at work in all of us with a heart for service. It is my prayer that this will be a tool to bring us all closer to God’s Will for this great nation.
J. Michael Servant