Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricanes, elections and the common cold

Well, I seem to start with good intentions, but I rarely keep up with this blogging thing.  Oh, I have a lot to say... but I don't have the time or inclination to share it most days.  :)

As I sit here typing, the east coast is being battered by Hurricane Sandy.  So many lives being affected by this enormous storm.  I pray that God keeps them safe and gives them the wisdom to protect themselves and the lives of those who may be called on to rescue others. The news footage is sensationalized, the weathermen are completely insane for putting themselves in such danger and I can't stop watching!!!  It's like a train wreck. 

Speaking of train wrecks...we're just a few days away from election day, and the political rhetoric is at an all time high, or low depending on how you look at it.  I've always been interested in politics, but with the advent of social media and 24/7 news coverage, I am totally burnt out on this election and I can't wait for it to be over.  As a conservative minded person, I feel like my choice between these two men is a no brainer.  But on the other hand, I'm not completely comfortable with the vote I am about to cast.  Oh that God would bring people in to politics that are not hungry for power or the adoration of men and women.  Oh that God would open the eyes and hearts of the American people to do what is right in His sight.  My heart is broken at the erosion of morals our country is experiencing.  Now, I am by no means perfect, but I can see clearly that our country has become weak when it comes to right and wrong.  How can we continue to sanction the killing of unborn babies?  I know it's a complicated issue when you throw in words like "rape" and "the life of the mother", but those are the exception to the norm when it comes to the thousands of abortions performed in our country each day.  Yet, because I personally know someone who had an abortion and regrets it to this day, I have compassion for those who have made this terrible choice.  Still, I must cast my vote for the platform that seems to stand more for the rights of the unborn, along with other social issues.  So...I hold my nose and do what I believe is right and I pray that God has His way.

And now to the common cold....I have one.  I have coughed, sneezed, blown, taken pills, slept and prayed for nearly a week to be rid of this evil cold, but it still lingers. I'm sore from coughing, I have circles under my eyes and my nose is raw.  Poor poor me!  My grandma went over 10 years without a cold once.  She was a strong feisty woman who would say "you might want to take a cold, but I ain't takin' it!!   I miss her. 

Time for bed....and one more thought.  I serve a great God.  He is kind and merciful and there to comfort us in all of our trials and afflictions. Jesus said "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Hurricanes and difficult elections and common colds are just some of the trials we endure as travelers here on Earth, but thanks be to God who causes us to overcome!!!