Wednesday, November 05, 2008

This came in an email from my Pastor, Chuck Larsen, at Country Bible Church:
(I added the bold italics at the end.)

When Bush was re-elected four years, Katie Couric dressed in black in mourning for the nation. She expressed her massive depression and it took some time to get out of it.

That's one way those who voted for McCain can respond to the events last night. However, there's a biblical example that is much better.

You might remember when David's child through Bathsheba became sick, he wept and fasted and prayed for seven days. His assistants were afraid for him and when the baby died they were afraid to tell him. But he saw their faces and he knew. The bible says in 2 Samuel 12:20, "Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the Lord and worshipped. He then went to his own house." David
asked for food and his servants fed him and asked him how he could respond so.
He explained in so many words that when the issue was still undecided he did all that he could to influence it, but now that it was over he could only trust God and get on with his life. That's what McCain supporters should do; worship God and get on with life.

Daniel 2:21 tells us that God "changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings."


Marla said...

You know the election was in God's hands anyway. There is a reason why Obama won. Now we support the leader of our country and stand together to support him! Most important, pray for our leaders.!

Scarlet said...

I totally agree. I felt this way in my heart, but I didn't know why. Now I remember...I read this in the Bible and it stayed with me. :)

Ralph said...

Last Sunday our Pastor concluded his sermon with this statement, "Elections come and go, financial markets have profits and losses, God is constant." That right there might be the most profound statement I have heard in along, long time.

Janell said...

Marla; yes, I know God has a plan in all this. I trust Him.

Scarlet; Amen! Isn't it great how His Word stays in your heart, even if the words don't stay in your head?

Ralph; Amen to that, too. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and always. Your comment made me think of Peter's words to Christ, "Where else can we go? No one else has the Words of Life."

cdroses said...

Amen! May God help us all.

Cliff said...

I think Acorn got to God.

Cliff said...

Yes, I'm kidding.

Cliff said...

Kind of.

Rachel said...

You are right on Janell!