Friday, October 17, 2008

One Nation

I know that this election stuff really gets people's opinionated side ruffled, but I was watching TBN, not the purple-haired lady, but the famous guy's show. Oh I just remembered the name "700 Club."

There was a guy speaking, not Pat, he was commenting on the event the two candidates were attending last night. 700 Club showed a clip of Obama and McCain cracking jokes. I think it was Pat's wife, she said, "It sure is nice to see those two get along and laugh at each other after how nasty they have been thus far." The man said, "Ya, but I hope after all this is over we can again be 'One Nation Under God.'"

I agree.

I was reading a blog last night. I call her Kate Mc on my 'Good Reads' list. She was upset about some of the mean comments people were making towards each other over her blog and outside of it. (It's funny how rude people will get over the computer, but never dare behave that way if the person were in front of you.)

When you think about Jesus and how basically the world was divided; some believed (in Him)and some didn't. He never said, "Oh, you are crazy! I hate you! You're dumb!" yada yada yada. He let people believe what they wanted and loved them. He didn't yell obscenities at them to get them to change their minds; he knew that tactic was ineffective.

I've heard people say, "Well, I'll just pray that God will change THEIR mind &/or heart."

This goes for anything ie. marriage, husbands, wives, politics, McDonalds over Chilli's, walking v. running, red dress over blue...

Maybe you should ask God to change your heart. Ask him to fix your flaws and the rest will just fall into place.

Maybe after all this craziness is over we can address the real issues and become once again "One Nation Under God, indivisible...."

1 comment:

  1. this is a great post Megan! You are so right - its kind of the plank in the eye principle, isn't it?

    i know - i think its kind of funny/sad how nervous i even am about the first 24 hours away because i know i am going to be tempted to sleep...with no 'stimulation' outside of me, its going to be a challenge to focus my heart and mind and to be disciplined.

    i will definitely take a journal! can't wait to share with all of you how it goes


For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. -Corinthians 5:14