...I seem to be more affected by the presidential race.
I'm guessing this has to do with having children and just seeing beyond my own little sphere of self. My stomach is all in knots - not because I'm scared of an Obama-nation - instead it is the knowledge that so many Christians actually helped get him to this point. It is the fact that so many Christians actually were able to delude themselves into thinking a man who kills babies is what's best for our country. And yes, when he votes, when he signs those papers, he is killing babies. There's no way around that. It doesn't matter what else he does in the name of "good" - you can't have it both ways.
And the fact that so many of these "Christians" (and no, I can't help but put that word in parentheses) are young (in age, and in their faith). It sure does spur me on even more in my efforts to raise my babies in TRUTH. Yes, there is *TRUTH* - and it is not relative. It is not wishy-washy and it does not change based on feelings.
Yet, I do have hope. I have hope because God is sovereign. God in in control. God is God. He never changes. Nothing we do surprises Him.
I have hope because I see it in the faces of my little ones. I see it in the faces of my friends who also are raising their children for the Lord. I feel it in my own heart, as I look at my expanding belly, and knowing GOD loves this child even more than I already do or ever could.
I have hope because I know, I KNOW, God has already won! Yes, we have to live here for now. Yes, these decisions will affect our life here on earth. Yet in all reality, our time here is short. And in the end, God has already won.
And lastly, it is true - this election has spurred me on to be a light, to have our family be a light, in this ever-darkening world. I do feel the weight of this, so heavy, stifling, almost a palpable sensation.....yet when I keep my eyes on Him, I can breathe. I can sigh and know He is Good. Praise Yahweh!!
Please, tell us how you feel. How has this election changed you? Or has nothing changed? I'm interested in your thoughts, even if they are different than my own. God bless you, my friends~