I’m not a political blogger, but I just have to weigh in, and this morning seems like a good time. Mostly because writing is therapeutic to me, and I need a little therapy. ☺
We have big, big problems. There is an urgency for us to come together like we have never done before, but we are wasting precious time and resources taking cheap shots at each other, parsing words, and arguing over minutiae.
There is a disturbing level of divisiveness in this country, and all of us need to do our part to dial it back, from Capitol Hill on down. We cannot afford to approach these problems through the lens of black/white, rich/poor, or Republican/Democrat, but must see each other as children of the same God, fellow Americans who can still follow our dreams – our individual experiments in liberty – provided we can save our country from collapse.
During the terrible winter at Valley Forge, in 1777, when the future of the American colonists was extremely bleak, a soldier wrote this, upon venturing into the woods:
“…to my astonishment I saw the great George Washington on his knees alone, with his sword on one side and his cocked hat on the other. He was at Prayer to the God of the Armies, [for the] cause of the country, of humanity and of the world.”
And during the dark days of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln said,
“I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.”
I’m going to go out on a limb now, and say that I believe the crisis we are currently facing in America has the potential to be as devastating as any we have ever faced.
My purpose here is not to advocate for any particular candidate. But I will tell you one thing: I don’t think we can conquer these problems without an earnest appeal to God. And so I am praying – morning and night – that good people across this nation will thoughtfully and prayerfully consider who might best lead our country going forward, and that God will continue to bless the United States of America. I hope you’ll join me.