Thursday, November 6, 2008

2:27 a.m.

Let me just say right out of the gate, regarding our election; My feelings are strong, my convictions run deep, and my heart is absolutely broken.

Not over the man, and certainly not over the color of his skin (let me scream that in the ear of anyone who even wants to go there), rather, it is broken over the deep, dark place that we, as a nation, have headed morally.

I had to teach my Kindergarteners about the origins of Thanksgiving yesterday. I taught them of all the unimaginable hardship that these Pilgrims had to endure just so they could get to a place where they could serve their Father, my Father, in freedom. America was founded on deep conviction and immense desire to bring God His due glory, and look at how He's blessed us for generations because of it.

Yet, in the last 40+ years, we have done everything we can to shove Him down and to push Him out. We've taken Him out of our schools, out of our judicial system, and it's even in the works to take Him off our money (and those are just a very few instances). America has made it clear that they don't have any need for the God on which this nation was founded. But God is just, and there isn't a single time in the Word, that I'm aware of, when He doesn't eventually remove His Holy hand of blessing and protection over those that are bent on evil. Why should we be any different? There's some change for you.

BUT, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. He is our Shepherd and we will fear no evil because His rod and his staff, they comfort us. He is just and we are His.

12 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Amen. He will not be mocked. And His purpose will prevail!

Tammy said...

I am holding to Proverbs 3:5-6 and trusting in the Lord with ALL my heart. And He WILL direct my paths!

Kent said...

Beautiful post!! We know He reigns sovereign over all those whom He appoints for His purposes. Praying for His grace and mercy on our nation!!

Angela said...

I am right there with you. This place just gets scarier and scarier the more we tell God he's no longer needed. He is the only safe place we have but thankfully he's all we need!

The Milkshake said...

I am so sad also that people are forgiting what this country was built on.
This is the verse that I am repeating when I get scared about the country.

"God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power love and a sound mind." :o)

Have a blessed day
-Tessa

ConservaChick said...

I hear ya. I just posted about a FEW of my MANY frustrations. Oh and the race thing gets me! I actually DID have someone call me petty and racist because I dislike Obama. Grrr. I care about values, NOT skin.

Growin' with it! said...

well said gayle!

Michelle said...

wonderful, wonderful post!!

i am so sick of hearing because i live in the south that i voted for mccain just because he was white. the media makes me sick!

EEEEMommy said...

It's the content of his character not the color of his skin. Isn't that the dream?
Some trust in horses (or donkeys), others in chariots, but I will trust in the name of the LORD my God!

KarenW said...

I'm heartbroken too.

Caroline said...

I just love the way you put things.

Until I read this post I never thought about voting/not voting for someone because of their skin color. How naive am I?? I just don't see that the skin color has anything to do with what is in the head and heart.

Ruth said...

Gayle,
Amen!!
It is so sad how far we have turned from the founding plans for this nation. We as a people have to cry out to our merciful Heavenly Father and turn from our wicked ways.
I can't even begin to express what my heart feels right now. It is so torn over the direction of our country. I will trust in God and lean on Him through whatever comes our way.
Blessings,
Ruth