Pastor Frank Nolton, you’re on target. David Diskin, you appear to be off target.
When I was in San Francisco in nurses’ training at Stanford University Hospital in the late 1940s after World War II, all the doctors announced, “It’s a boy,” “It’s a girl” or “It’s twins” to the mom and dad. I was on the p.m. shift.
To get to the hospital, we had to walk safely through a tunnel under Clay Street to get to the hospital ward for duty. In all our girls’ dorms, the rules were “sign in” before 10 p.m., which was lockout time.
At meeting time, we sang, “This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears to the Music of the Spheres, His hand the wonders wrought.”
We were taught true history in public schools, not the altered stuff kids get now. George Washington at Valley Forge did bend his knee, head bowed, interceding at prayer in the snow and ending with “we beseech thee through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.”
There are pictures on film of D-Day, Franklin Delano Roosevelt calling the whole Christian nation to prayer for six minutes on the radio. Films show Gen. Dwight Eisenhower on shipboard before the Normandy invasion, praying, asking God for safety and help for our invading troops.
Our national anthem starts with, “Oh say, can you see.” The fourth verse ends with, “In God we trust.”
Mr. Diskin, you and your “freedom from religion” group attacked prayer at the Lodi City Council meetings years ago. Ken Owen rallied the churches. We all met in the old Lodi High School auditorium. We saw your pain and heard your unbelief ventilated before us. We saw the darkness you are in.
Churches in Lodi, let us join in prayer. Pray that David Diskin’s eyes of understanding be opened to understand the “truth,” that chains of atheistic bondage be broken so he can know and hear how to be “saved” in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Jeremiah 33:3 is God’s telephone number. “Call unto Me in your day of trouble. I will hear and answer.”