Some interesting events have, and are, taking place within just the past few weeks. In Canada, thousands of truckers banded together to form a miles and miles long protest against government over-reach regarding masking and vaccine mandates. It was both very successful and very peaceful. What the news media does not report on is all of the closing incidents that took place. The media did report on Justin Trudeau’s clamp down on personal and group finances in order to “choke” the truckers out of continuing. The story the media kept silent was the spiritual revival that began during this protest. Tim Brown reports on this revival and the singing of great Christian hymns in his article in SonsofLibertymedia.com. What can be often seen is a reaction to our “freedoms,” “privacy,” etc. But does it actually come down to our beliefs and feelings regarding ownership…ownership of us?
Legal debates and complaints are valid in understanding and defending our rights laid out in the Constitution of the United States. Probably, much the same can be said about the legal rights of Canadians as well, though we may not know their citizen rights explicitly. Either way, we may be saying to the government, “You don’t own me!” “I own me and I get to decide what I do and don’t do!”
Question, do we really own ourselves? Do we really have the final say in our decisions and actions? In God’s Word, the Holy Bible, we read statements from God such as: “The silver and the gold is mine…” (Haggai 2:6-9); “…everything in heaven and earth Yours…” (1 Chronicles 29:10-12); “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” (1 Corinthians 10:26). And lest we hope to bask in what we have accomplished by our own hands and strength and daring, God reminds us that, “…remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce..” (Deuteronomy 8:17-18).
It appears that the Canadian truckers did remember these truths as they joined in giving praise to God, singing hymns to Him  and many were apparently saved. That is giving ownership back to the owner, God Almighty. Now, as American truckers and others join together in a similar endeavor of protest against the same government over-reaches here, let us support them in all ways in which we are able. However, may we especially support them in prayer, asking God to not allow them to get lost in the question of ownership. May they also give God ownership in their lives, and may we be doing the same. Pray that the Spirit of God sweep over our nation in revival. Remember the words of the revivalist of the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards, “The foolish children of men do miserably delude themselves in their own schemes, and in their confidence in their own strength and wisdom.” “And now you have an extraordinary opportunity, a day wherein Christ has flung the door of mercy wide open and stands in the door calling…” “Therefore, let anyone who does not now know Christ awake and fly from the wrath of God.”
We shall stand against the evil at hand, but stand in the strength and power of God (Romans 14:4; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 16:13).
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