I am weary of seeing our heroes fall, aren’t you?

This week’s scandal: The director of the CIA, General David Petraeus resigned abruptly after admitting to an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. It gets worse…

The investigation uncovered apparently inappropriate behavior by the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen.  He sent 20 -30,000 pages of emails to Jill Kelly, a woman at the center of the Petraeus scandal. His resignation is likely. Could it get any worse? Yes, it does…

The FBI agent who uncovered the Petraeus affair was removed from the investigation due to the shirtless photos of himself he sent to Kelly in emails. Really?  It would almost be laughable if it weren’t such a tragic statement of the state of affairs (no pun intended) of some of our country’s top leaders.

There is added intrigue as these scandals are just parts of a larger story. Hearings will be held this week to hopefully determine what happened in the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi: Who in the Administration knew what, when? Was information about the attack and the Petraeus scandal withheld until after the election for political gain?

It’s a story that is as old as the hills. King Solomon once remarked, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV). Heroes come; heroes fall, ad infinitum.

Yesterday I posted on Facebook, “I am weary of watching heroes fall.” My friend Jennifer commented, “We have one Hero who will never fall or fail.” As “Breaking News Alerts” continue to flash on our TV screens, today is a good day to remind each other that Jesus Christ is the only One Who will never fail us. Never. Ever.

It’s time we stop looking for little messiahs in our leaders, political and otherwise. The Messiah has come, and He will return. He alone is faithful and true. He alone is worthy of praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!

If you are weary of seeing our heroes fall, listen to this Good News: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8 NIV).

P.S. Will you join me in praying for Billy Graham as he dedicates this next year to calling our nation to repentance and to everlasting hope in Jesus Christ? Click on link: “A Fresh Vision For America.”






  1. Kathy Fortney
    Nov 13, 2012

    Amen! Christ is our only true hero. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Lori Sheppard
    Nov 20, 2012

    All I can say is Amen.

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