This was inspired by a letter to a dear friend.
A man named Garner Ted Armstrong of “The Plain Truth” program ministry, like his Dad Herbert W. Armstrong founder of the Worldwide Church of God, would preach on television when I was young saying that in the future people would be more about me and taking not giving, well we have arrived, and he was so right! These days it’s “me” everything when you look around at what this world has become, still there are many good people here or another thing my Dad used to tell me, is that if there were at least two good (faithful) people God wouldn’t finally destroy this world. And, some people are waking up all the time to what has happened to us as a race of beings, while still others are taking all they can robbing each other blind.
I said earlier how my Dad would say he would be here as long as God needed him here, which now reminds me of a man, a world leader in the Middle East, this man I admired and still look upon as a good and great man, how his wife would worry incessantly about the fact that his security director would tell him to wear a bullet proof vest when out in public and he would tell her my “darling wife,” “what difference would that make when it is God who will decide the appointed moment that I will leave this world, and nothing can change that.” Faith in God that is what that man had like my Dad! This man who was a great leader of “Egypt- Anwar Sadat a Muslim,” a man I admired for his courage and the suffering he did most of his life; to then become a noble and great leader who attempted with others of his time to make peace in the Middle East, but most important to me he was a man with “faith in God” the one God, the Father almighty, the Creator of all things. When his moment did come to leave this world he was looking up to the heavens and smiling watching his air force jets flying overhead in formation; as some in his own military betrayed him and took his life, but as far as God is concerned his mission was completed!