Friday, October 21, 2016

INDIVISIBLE

I find myself deeply disturbed by all the presidential election shenanigans.  NOT from the seriously lacking two top contenders, but from the electorate itself.  Frankly I am dismayed and discouraged by the way opposing sides are treating each other.  We seem to have forgotten one of the great commandments-



I have family members and close friends on all three sides of the contest--the contest to select the most qualified of the sad examples of our best.  I am not offended, nor do I think anyone is stupid or uninformed for having an opposing opinion from mine.  I would never attack anyone who does not agree with my choice. There certainly is nothing wrong with being passionate about your viewpoint, and I applaud those who are active in the cause which they support.  We all have acquired tunnel vision, myself included, with the entire reason for our support based upon one issue.  The truth of the matter is both candidates have serious short comings at a minimum.   And no matter the outcome of election day, I will love those who agreed and disagreed with how I cast my ballot.  We will all still be Americans ---one nation under God---the day after the election.



 We all seem to have allowed social media to remove any barriers to civility in how we treat one another.  We have allowed the bias of the media on both sides to whip us up into a crazed frenzy--declaring all out war on each other.  The current Great Civil War in our country has once again managed to divide us and pit brother against brother.  It is a sad thing to back up and observe.

I understand how our opinion of what is best for our country is greatly influenced by our circumstances in life.  I understand familial, social, religious, and philosophical attitudes are a large influence in our political opinion.  I am not threatened by another's political persuasion-it is merely that--their opinion.

I do take great comfort in the fact---God is still in charge---no matter what the outcome of this election---God will continue to sit upon His throne.  He already knows the outcome and He will allow the consequences of our choice.  Not one thing will happen--not one person will be elected--without His approval.  AND--it all will be used FOR HIS GOOD PURPOSE.

My prayer--is we can all find a common ground of love for our country once again.  My prayer--is we can remember how to love one another--even when we do not like each other.  My prayer-- is when we are not satisfied with the outcome we will not sit around complaining, but become active in the process of peaceful dissension.  My prayer--is God will draw us together and remind us of the principles this great country was founded upon and we will once again become "One Nation Under God-Indivisible".  And is there anything more important than to pray for our great country?


Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Proverbs 19:21




6 comments:

  1. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

    Whether it is politics, religion, or whether you like dukkah ... people have never agreed.

    God bless you.

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    1. I don't mind disagreeing -I do mind rudeness.
      Blessings !

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  2. {sigh}

    I will be so glad when this is all over. Jesus is Lord. And that I hang onto.

    Every knee will bow ... and it might be sooner rather than later. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

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  3. Well said, my friend. My adorable great niece, Lacy, who is 20 something now, used to say this anytime someone seemed a little aggravated with someone else...Love One Another. She was only 3. It always would smooth out the situation. Oh, if only H and T could do the same.

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    1. We have dipped to a new low of hostility---and right here among ourselves!
      Blessings, Friend!

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