A Refreshing Moment of Awe and Wonder
Obama, the ultimate cult-of-personality empty suit, wins the presidency of the United States in fall 2008. The results thus far?
A weakened foreign policy complete with worldwide apology tours
A “stimulus” bill Trojan horse to European style socialism
Tax payer funded abortions overseas
An outright racist selected for the Supreme Court
The very real possibility of cap and trade, another Trojan horse delivering sky high energy prices and officially coding into law the lunacy and bad science that is Anthropomorphic Global Warming
The United States’ very own Volkswagon in the form of government owned General Motors
The freakin freak show that is Al Frankin is bulldozed into the Senate by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Their decision? Sure, absentee ballots were not uniformly judged, but who the hell cares, Al is a Democrat! Counting the ailing Kennedy and Bird, this gives the Democrats a filibuster proof majority in the Senate.
A very real possibility of Card-Check, which would greatly empower the unions, further burden industry, and result in more job loss and higher prices.
An Obama and Dem push for nationalizing health care
The list can go on and on and Obama hasn’t even been in office seven months! As the old saying goes, “Elections have consequences,” and this one’s consequences are watershed changes.
Depressing, eh? And, the sense of despondency only deepens when you also consider how many Republican politicians are invertebrates.
In the darkest moments, God fearing people of Abrahamic faiths (Christian, Jew, and Muslim) should always remember the Providence of God. Although man has made a sty of the place, this our world, God is still the Lord of history, even in the countless cases where He must make lemonade out of the lemons that we humans harvest on a regular basis.
For Christians, a seeming dark hour in Scripture was the crowning with thorns. The Lord of all that is seen and unseen is mocked, ridiculed, and spat upon . . . the insulting and painful crown of thorns well representing sinful man’s rejection of the Lordship of God. Man can play god, but he cannot be God. The triumph ultimately belonged to He who is the ultimate author of creation.
Then, we must be reminded of Job. He was tormented and lost it all. Evil seemingly triumphed over good and God appeared nowhere in sight or presence. None of that was true . . . appearance and reality often do not coincide. God allowed the test. The Lord was still in full control of creation, not as an oppressive dictator, but as a benevolent Father. Job’s test was one of fidelity and faith. In simple human relations mere words can describe virtues, but mere words are a flimsy veneer if not put to the test. When a soldier is awarded a medal of honor for bravery, it’s because of proven bravery and not the theoretical concept of bravery. Our relationship with God is no different.
So, people of faith take heart and rely on the majestic power of God our Father . . . need a little more proof of that majestic power, you say?
Then, take a journey back in time and I mean way, way back in time to the Big Bang. Colloquially speaking, most folks are familiar with the concept of the Big Bang, but many don’t realize that the Big Bang theory was hotly contested by scientists and an alternative to the Big Bang is still actively pursued by cosmologists to this day.
Why such resistance to the Theory of the Big Bang? Because it implies a prime mover, something that exists outside the chain of dependencies which led to you or me.
Consider your existence for a moment as a grand chain of dependent events. You are here and you are the result of you mother and father; keep going back generation after generation. Now, keep extending that chain of dependent events way back to the origin of man, to the origin of the earth, to the origin of the universe itself. If that chain has a starting point, then we have a humbling moment of awe and wonder to consider. That ultimate beginning is what many scientists worked tirelessly to disprove. They failed.
There is evidence of an independent beginning. Something outside of everything we know . . . time, space, and the very laws of physics which govern the material universe. The Big Bang is evidence of not just something emerging from nothing, but of everything emerging from nothing. It implies an original cause, a prime mover, it implies God.
So, fellow conservatives of faith . . . Christian, Jew, and Muslim . . . chin up! Dark forces may think they are in the driver’s seat of history and they will certainly try to convince you of that in an effort to demoralize you, but in all actuality they are merely tooling around in carnival bumper car. God is the one truly in control. With a simple flip of the master switch, the bumper car would come to a grinding halt.
Politically fight on . . . call and write your senator and congressman to voice your disapproval. Write editorials, speak with your neighbors, and get involved with local politics. All of these activities contribute to resisting Obama’s “change.” But, people of faith should never forget to also pray, and have faith in and rely on the Providence of God, who is a mighty God and the true Lord of history.