If you could push the pause button

[Do you like “what if” questions or do they simply annoy you. I just came across the following “prayer” by Cappy Hall Rearick. It contains a “what if” vision that fascinates me and really makes me sad that I don’t have the power to simply push a button and put war on hold. I hope you enjoy it. The piece appears on several internet sites. One which appears in a different format than the one below is at: worldprayers.org.  Ms Rearick blogs at: simplycappy.blogspot.com RMF]

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We Interrupt This War

by Cappy Hall Rearick

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We interrupt this war for doctors to heal, teachers to teach, and students to learn. We interrupt this war to marvel at sunsets, listen to music, and to laugh. We interrupt this war for poets to rhyme, sculptors to chisel, and writers to paint pictures with words. We interrupt this war to plant tomatoes, mow the grass, and to smell the roses. We interrupt this war to feed the hungry, build new schools, and to stamp out ignorance. We interrupt this war to clean up the air, save the whales and to find a cure for cancer. We interrupt this war to rebuild New Orleans, tickle babies and for world peace. We interrupt this war for PTA meetings, band concerts, and high school graduations. We interrupt this war for Girl Scout Cookies, church bake sales, and the Special Olympics. We interrupt this war for Disneyland, the World Series, and the Super Bowl. We interrupt this war for Halloween candy, Thanksgiving Turkey, and 4th of July fireworks. We interrupt this war for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanza. We interrupt this war to bring sons, daughters, sisters and brothers home. We interrupt this war to hear a message from Our Sponsor: THOU SHALT NOT KILL.

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About ronfurg

Former naval officer, federal investigator, forensic scientist, senior executive service member and pastor. In retirement serves as volunteer and life group leader at New Life Christian Church (www.newlife4me.com). Devoted to beautiful wife, kids and grandkids. Looking forward to the time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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