The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. Exodus 15:2
There are so many headlines after the election with so much dispiriting news that I can’t help but despair. In that sense, my feelings over the election results are not too different from Obama’s re-election four years ago. It truly felt like the worst day of my life.
Was it because Obama was going to be our president for four more years? Yes. Whas it about pigmentation? No! It was about financial policies that doomed our economy. It was about his pro-abortion stance. Having him in office four more years was a very disheartening prospect.
What made me feel the worst was that this country had turned into something that would elect someone whose platform was clearly designed to ruin the country, to punish hard work and reward laziness. His “spread the wealth” mantra, starting with his comments to Joe The Plumber made his goals all too plain. This country had turned into something that would elect a man to the presidency who had voted for partial birth abortion as a senator, including a provision that allowed for the living fetus of an “unsuccessful” abortion to be put on the table, unattended until dead.
Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger. Psalm 8:2
Yes, Obama’s election four years ago was one of the worst days of my life, mostly for what it said about the country.
I am dismayed again this year. What sort of a place do we live in where the reaction to our candidate losing an election is to beat an old man senseless, because those hoodlums THOUGHT he voted for Trump? What does it say about our morality when people start talking about killing and being killed to get their way if they don’t get satisfaction at the voting booth? What does it say when Twitter “erupts with calls for the Donald to be killed after he wins the election?”
What would have happened if those tweets were tweeted four years ago about Obama?
I hear a voice in my mind – If you’re a fan of Gabriel Iglesias, aka “Fluffy” – you’ll hear it too.
“Mm-mm! You need Jesus right there is what you need! LAAAWWWWD give me the strength!”
After this election that’s all I can think of. Uncle Sam needs JESUS right now is what he needs! This country needs the strength of Jesus to be humble, the strength of Jesus to get on with each other, the strength of Jesus to trust to His providence that which we feel we were deprived of at the polls.
If this country hadn’t told God to take a hike, we’d have better candidates in the first place. If we hadn’t taught children to NOT pray, we’d have voters in better touch with God and His Will. If we hadn’t murdered so many defenseless children under no other pretext than we can’t see them dying in there, we might not be under God’s judgment.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2
So here we are, Christians; strangers in a strange land. Can we finally open our mouths and tell people about Jesus? Can we finally see our faith as something we are tasked with talking about, not just a personal thing between us and God? This country needs Jesus, is what we need.
Lord, please give us the strength!
He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29