Saturday, November 08, 2008

What a week!

Had a great week, I think.

-Started with the uncertainty of the political process that is America, can't say I miss those ads, and talk of the "what ifs".
-Next was election day voting, and a free cup of Starbucks; by the way, the worst cup I've ever had from there.
-Then the results, with a feeling of hope for some, and despair for others.  
-Then went to the city to get Terry's visa for her upcoming trip to Brazil.  Chicago had a renewed sense of pride Wednesday.  
-Then spent two days with a former student for the purpose of officiating her wedding; thanks to Greg, Glenda, Lindsey and Brandon for the invitation.  It was a fun day.
-It ended with the reception, and more political talk with some older Christian folk.  I heard some things.

We talk like God is sovereign, yet we say we struggle with whether we should pray for President-elect Obama.

We believe our government is corrupt, yet are admonished by Paul in his letter to the church in Rome to pray for a government and it's leaders that were more corrupt than what we have, at least, that's my read.

We talk about where our country is in big trouble following "this" election, to be honest, I'm not sure what we've been watching the last two years, because it appears to me that we have sufficiently arrived in that city.

Why is it that we are all quick to judge the motive of "them", and always give "our guy's" motive the benefit of the doubt, even when given good reason to question it?

I struggle at deep levels with issues like abortion, same gender marriage, infanticide, and government controlled anything.  At the same time, it seems like we could all use a little more compassion.

We either believe that God is at work everywhere at all times, or we don't.  If he is, that means my prayer for a "place" or "position" shouldn't change because of a "person".  Maybe it means I should pray more.