05 November, 2008

Forget the Handbasket...

...this country is going to hell in a lead bucket! Gee whiz, people, seriously? Obama?

Well whatever. It's over. What's done is done. We are in for a very rough four years and last night I asked Mr. J. when we were moving back to Canada because this election will profoundly affect Canada (in ways I think many Canadians just do not understand), but at least we wouldn't be living under a completely socialist regime.

My friend Kurt posted some verses from 1 Samuel on his Facebook page today. I thought I would share them with you because I found them very reassuring and if you have a Bible handy, it's very interesting reading them in the context of the whole chapter. If you don't have a Bible handy, here's a link to the whole chapter.

"The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.... Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day." 1 Samuel 8: 7, 18


"...my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8


"...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1

So with a grateful heart, I will remember that God is sovereign in all things.....


Beth said...

Can we move in with you guys when you move to Canada?!

Brenda said...

I don't even know what to say. I'm hopeful BO will be led by God to make unifying choices for our country. But I feel wary...and weary. Can I come stay with y'all?

Brenda said...

Try not to hold it against us:) I'm kind of numb. In so many ways I am hopeful he will get us back on track but have a nagging heavy feeling as well that just doesn't feel good.

Beth said...

Everybody's movin' in with Bren!! It'll be a big bloggy slumber party in your parents' basement!!