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Car Wreck

debateI don’t know why I watch the GOP debates. I guess it’s like watching a car wreck.   I don’t want to look at it but curiosity gets the best of me.  I just hope that nobody is seriously injured or has lost their life.  In some ways, watching a car wreck is actually a little better.  At least I know I won’t see those people again in my life.

If you have ever had the misfortune of driving past a GOP debate then you know what I mean.  The candidates stand up front espousing their virtues and promulgating their promises for a better America.  There is more self promotion than a Muhammad Ali convention.  When the candidates are not telling us how great they are and how much they will do for us, they are screaming at one another, tearing each other apart with criticisms, name calling and accusations.  It’s really not a pretty scene.  It’s a car wreck.

There has been an enormous amount of interest in the race for the White House this year. Perhaps more so on the Republican side than the Democratic.  So far there has been record turnout for the Primary voting.  I am sure that Donald Trump running for president has something to do with that.  He has captured the attention of the country and it seems every week his popularity grows.  Next week is “Super Tuesday” and it will prove to be an important voting day in determining who will be the presidential candidate.  The circus moves on.

I keep hearing that this is the most important election aver for our country.  I hear that whoever gets elected will decide if America will sink or swim. Actually, we hear that every presidential election so I am not too worried.  God is in control and the election for the president is still a ways off…Tuesday, November 8th.  I am not rushing it.  I am looking forward to spring and summer and hope those are long, lazy, hazy, crazy days that drag on and on.  There is still plenty of time to  consider the candidates and decide which one you want to vote for to be the next president of the United States.  But whoever you vote for, and whoever has the great privilege and responsibility to lead our country, will need our prayers.  Lots of them.  In fact, after seeing these debates and all the craziness on both sides of the aisle maybe we shouldn’t wait to pray for these candidates. They can use our prayers right now because praying for them will be good for our country in many more ways than we could imagine.  We should not be praying simply for our own prosperity but we should be praying for the person who can work with the entire governing bodies both in our country and across the world to help us live peaceful and quiet lives. And even that is not the goal.  The ultimate goal is that we have the ability to share the love of Jesus and tell His story so that people come to embrace a saving relationship with Him  So before you vote…pray.  Then vote.  Then pray some more.

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. (1 Timothy 2:1 – 5).

What do you think?
How does this make you feel?

Shalom,
Steven