Monday, February 22, 2016
My head hurts! Dropouts are beginning to bring a little relief. Originally I was for Dr. Ben Carson. Yet, I knew he would not lead the pack. Why? He isn’t a “business as usual” kind of guy. He has principles or values. He upholds things that Satan hates. He presented a danger to those who enjoy wallowing in filth. So, he is down in the polls and so far hasn’t won any delegates.
Trump is leading the pack of three, maybe four of the original number of candidates. If one of them has 4,000 at his rally, Trump has 14,000. He is saying things people want to hear. People who are sick and tired of business as usual. Folks who are sick of seeing our nation guided into the depths of, well you know where?
Is Trump our man? He isn’t a Ben Carson! Oh, he has values, but not all of them are impeccable. Yes, he makes promises, but who doesn’t? Will he keep them or at least make an effort? Who knows? What about Cruz or Rubio? Will one of them suddenly spring forward similar to daylight saving time and like the comic book heros, rescue us? How righteous are they? When power is the goal, few retain the values they once held. Money talks louder than righteousness! Public opinion isn’t always godly. Principles are often discarded.
Although I will vote, I doubt if a Republican will win the presidency! In 2011 49.2% of U.S. households were receiving government support. Democrat Bernie Sanders promises to give away everything but our kitchen sink to those who will vote for him. The country is adopting a national slogan of, “give me, give me, give me.” If folks don’t get what they want, they take it because they deserve it. Being caught in a lie no longer embarrasses anyone, especially politicians. Cheating or defrauding is a game to be played. The title most worn is, “Everyone is doing it!”
So, who will save us? Bernie? Hillary? Trump? Cruz? Rubio? Kasich? Democrats? Republicans? The Tea Party? If you are depending upon government, you need to have your head examined! Power corrupts politicians producing depots.
Aren’t you weary of voting for the lesser of two evils? I’ll let you figure out who is which. But, we have the privilege of voting. At least in this next election. So, make yours count. Let your value system direct you.
My faith nor hope is in who wins the White House in November. My faith is not in that person. My faith is in my Savior Jesus. When all others fail and disappoint, he doesn’t. Because of him my sins are forgiven. He reconciled me to the Father. His grace covers me. His blood cleanses me. This is not my home. I’m just passing through.
“Lord, through all the generations you have been our home! Before the mountains were created, before the earth was formed, you are God without beginning or end. You speak, and man turns back to dust. A thousand years are but as yesterday to you! They are like a single hour! We glide along the tides of time as swiftly as a racing river and vanish as quickly as a dream. We are like grass that is green in the morning but mowed down and withered before the evening shadows fall. We die beneath your anger; we are overwhelmed by your wrath. You spread out our sins before you—our secret sins—and see them all. No wonder the years are long and heavy here beneath your wrath. All our days are filled with sighing. Seventy years are given us! And some may even live to eighty. But even the best of these years are often emptiness and pain; soon they disappear, and we are gone. Who can realize the terrors of your anger? Which of us can fear you as he should? Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.”