What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The Day After the Election (and a call to war)



I don't know about you all, but this morning when I woke up I didn't feel at all satisfied with the outcome of the election.   Sure, I was pleased that a staunch baby-murderer would not be the leader and representative of these United States.  The countless little lives that will be saved is reason enough to rejoice on that fact.

But I am not exactly thrilled with the alternative, either.  Christians are stuck between a rock and a hard place.  Not just stuck- wedged in there so tight that we are losing the feeling in our toes.  

This morning as I read the results of yesterdays' election I felt the exact way I knew I would feel regardless of the outcome of the election. 

 "Lord, have mercy."   

The fact is, that whoever was elected would not, could not 'save' America.  It would be ludicrous to think so.  Because our problems aren't just about open borders, a teetering economy, corruption, threats to liberty and life... they are much deeper, much more profound.  We have, as a nation, turned away from God.  And no person can turn that around for us.   Only one thing can do that, repentance.  No president can do that, only Him... and the government is upon His shoulders.  

There is only one way forward, there is only one way through the muck.  It is UP.

What can we do?  We can feed our babies and wipe their noses.  Hug our incorrigible boys.  We can make delicious food.  We can encourage our husbands.  We can love on our girls and show them what beauty is, means.  We can read the Bible after dinner and wake up singing.  We can take soup to our neighbors and forgive those who say nasty things behind our backs.  All little things.  Right?  Wrong. Inconsequential?  Absolutely not.    These are the things that strengthen people and point toward Truth.  And people fill families.  And families fill communities.  And communities are what this nation is made up of.  And this nation needs Truth.

A few excellent things to ponder on the day after the election:

A Liturgy for Election Day
And this:  

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