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God help America

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 10:32pm

A few weeks ago was the election that, like Hurricane Sandy, left a lot of Christians in the dark.

So, I vacillate! Do I scream about the election that I feel a lot of us felt a fuse was lit that night and am very anxious what and where that fuse is attached to and when it’ll go off. Very anxious.

Election night I almost felt abandoned by God, but Isaiah 55:8 comes to mind and Jeremiah 24:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.’”

I think of Paul in 2 Cor. 4:8 and feel a little ashamed. He writes about being “...hard pressed, perplexed, persecuted, struck down.” But “..not crushed, in despair, abandoned, destroyed!” Amen! I have to keep in mind what a writer said in an earlier letter, “We are just passing through, this is not our home!”

What happened Nov. 6 didn’t change think in the Heavenlies, except maybe turned up the volume and intensity of prayers to there!

We just feel a little depressed because some good Christians lost their seats and the fight they brought to Washington will now be missed.

Chip Cravaack comes to mind.

Anyway, this Thanksgiving season, lines are being drawn for our future. It’s almost like Joshua 24:14-15 all over again. Please answer, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

God bless your Thanksgiving season and God help America, especially those out East, as well as our servicemen and women around the world defending us, and their families back home.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matt. 5:9. Amen!

Stephen L. Heinecke

Baxter