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The daily news of the horrible Russian aggression against the Ukrainian people is entirely unsettling. Putin is another Hitler emboldened by the absence of strong leadership in the free world. The Nazi leader’s annexation of Austria in 1938 and the Sudetenland a few months later went unopposed. With each step of naked aggression, the world was parlayed by the fear of provoking World War II. The naïve voices of world leaders proclaimed that is all the German leader wanted, but that lie was exposed when he attacked Czechoslovakia in March of 1939. And yet, still, no one stood up to the ruthless dictator. The world hoped for peace and sought it through appeasement. Everyone was afraid of provoking an all-out war. This all worked to Hitler’s advantage because he was given so much time to continue to grow stronger. Then in September 1939, the Nazis invaded Poland, and World War II began.

Remember, every time a dictator like Putin gets away with his murderous schemes, it inspires another half dozen dictators worldwide to do the same.

Ukraine will not be the last country that Putin will try to take. He will take country after country unless he is stopped. The Ukrainian people know who Putin is, and that is why they are willing to die to defend their country.

The Biden Administration, under immense pressure, finally stopped buying Russian oil only to try and buy it from the Venezuelan dictator, Iranian Mullahs, and the Saudis, all the while refusing to open up the Keystone pipeline and drill for oil. The US President and the Europeans seem completely helpless in dealing with this crisis.

The events we are watching are frightening. The only way I get through the day is by asking God to help us and help the Ukrainian people. The most important thing we have today is our relationship with God. The fact that we know God and love him gives us hope even though the world is upside down. Job instructs our faith with these words: “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold” (Job 23:10).

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