In listening to an emotional virtual appeal by Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy to the Congress of the United States this morning, I felt the despair of this leader who had watched his beautiful country together with many numbers of its men, women and children obliterated by an evil neighbor for reasons known only to that neighboring country’s president and his supporters.
If President Zelenskyy could sing, and I don’t know whether he can, he could have closed with some of the words and music of “I Look to You,” singing along with the American gospel group Selah from their album Hope of the Broken World:
As I lay me down
Heaven hear me now
Winter storms have come
And darkened my sun
After all that I’ve been through
Who on earth can I turn to?
I look to You, I look to You
After all my strength is gone
In You I can be strong I look to You, I look to You
And when melodies are gone
In You I hear a song
I look to You
I don’t know if I’m gonna make it
Nothing to do but lift my head
My levees are broken
My walls have come crumbling down on me
The rain is falling, defeat is calling
I need You to set me free
Take me far away from the battle
I need You to shine on me
The people of Ukraine are looking to us and our Allies around the globe for help to stop not only the physical crumbling walls but also the assault on our vision of freedom and our democratic way of life. Make no mistake, as President Zelenskyy has consistently reminded us, the destruction of Ukraine is but the beginning of a world war against securing the blessings of individual liberty for all people and for their posterity.
I have a dream, Zelenskyy said to the Congress today, but I also have a need to reclaim the skies over Ukraine, to stop the senseless bombing of my citizens and our homes. He is looking to us.
Yes. We see you, we hear you, we feel your pain.
Message to President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Blinken, Congressional members:
We must help. Do what you think we can do – and then do more.