Tonight, the country learned that President Trump ordered the launching of cruise missiles against a Syrian air base. This was in response to the Syrian government’s air strike, with gas bombs, against civilians in rebel held territory.
I will be the first to admit that I am split personality in my reactions to this. The pacifist in me fears that this is the first step to a deeper conflict. The realist in me acknowledges that the Syrian government must learn that there is a price to pay when they use deadly gas against civilians. One has only to look at the pictures and videos of gasping, dying children; to realize something needed to be done. But now that the missles have flown, what happens next? Do we have a Commander in Chief who will know what to do, now that he has “….let slip the dogs of war.” I hope so; but in the meantime, I will add my prayers to countless others, that the Father will guide us and protect us:
I raise my eyes toward the mountains. From where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
The Lord will guard you from all evil, will always guard your life. The Lord will guard your coming and your going, both now and forever. (Psalm 121: 1-2, 7-8)