Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The photo above really sums up how I feel. And if you just take the first three words of the first sentence and leave everything else out...you are still left with a perfect point. We The People are no longer represented. We The People no longer have a voice. We The People get run over more and more each day.
A friend of mine and reader of this blog always comments to posts like these and tells me "What do you expect from a fallen world and a country that has rejected God? Put God first. He is in control." And he knows I put God first. These comments I think are meant for encouragement and those that might be reading our exchanges. God is first in my life but not in my country. That is a bitter sweet scenario.
It's sad but I actually think about living abroad sometimes or wishing that Texas would just drop out of the Union. We were once a great country. I hope we can be great again but I don't think that is in the cards. Perhaps this is exactly how I should feel in light of Bible passages like these:
1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
A born again Christian is an alien, a stranger, or in some translations a pilgrim or sojourner. This tells me that even if I left this country or if Texas became its own nation, I still wouldn't find solace. These are man-made solutions. Where man's dirty fingers are, there also will be imperfect, fallen results.
E.T. Phone. Home.