Well, I just walked out of the voting booth and I’m shaking off the pain and stress of yet another ugly political barrage.
Fall is flashing signs that fall has arrived everywhere, from the heads of the flowers that are dangling sadly toward the soil to the flashing colors of the trees cloaking the Blue Ridge Highway. It always gives pause to the beauty of this season and how God has created Fall to show us His power!
Not to bring you down, but its also the time when the politicians descend upon us like nasty swarms of bees. Washington D.C. stands out in the nation as being one to attract these odd balls. Then again, the United States is a country filled with contrasts. We have the leaning left, the dozing right, the hacks, the wanna-be’s and the down right, never-been-out-of-towners who all think they know what is best for the nation. They believe the media, any media, and take what they print as truth! Citizens don’t search out facts and I don’t think the media does either. No one questions the politicians. We allow our elected officials to cheat, slander, lie and act in the most of immoral ways and when they are caught, we give them a “buy” even when they don’t show a lick of remorse. I’m truly amazed!
So this evening, instead of the nasty commercials, the cardboard signs and the debates being over, the politicians will either be gloating or blaming someone else, probably Bush, for something or other, and then…..it will begin all over again, as we wait for the Presidential onslaught to start.
For a nation with screaming opinions and out-and-out lies about fairness and rights and justice and truth, there is no outcry for the Lord, the Creator of those precious gifts! We have become so easily swayed by being politically postured that God’s truth has been lost. We are a nation without shame and have been lulled into silence because we don’t want to “seem” biased against anything sinful the world has now embraced. We stand quietly on the sidelines while our country picks up steam as they go down the slippery slope of condemnation. We know what is wrong, but we fail to step into the voting booth or write letters of support to those few in Congress who do want to make a difference.
Funny how the devil never needs to hide sin. He just cloaks it in political correctness.
The Wicked by Ernest Larson
The wicked prosper, so they say.
As for being good, that doesn’t pay.
It’s said the wicked have more fun.
The good stay home when day is done.
Well, now, I doubt this is true.
The wicked have their troubles too.
The daily paper tells me so.
I buy it so that I will know.
I read the paper page by page,
to learn what sin is all the rage.
and what evil destroys and kills
that fills this world with all its ills.
This about evil can be said:
it causes newspapers to be read.
What God says:
…”The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.”