As I read about bombings bursting in air and the rockets red glare I often begin to get scared. I watch President Obama on TV and I hear from his own mouth that he will make decisions whether congress agrees with him or not. This kind of rebellion makes me shutter, because a man who thinks he has this kind of power, and all the while is being applauded by these same congressmen/women means there is no longer checks and balances. They have given the President the ability to take us and do with us whatever he chooses. I personally think that any President that stands up and says he will do whatever he wants regardless of what congress thinks has overstepped his office and is taking us down a road of destruction. Americans should be standing up and calling on congress to impeach any President who would act alone and take a nation down a path it clearly does not want to go down. Because, the President is no longer protecting the people, but maintaining a personal endeavor.
As I sit and watch my fellow country men and women I see them trading freedom for rights. Christians want rights, Muslim’s want rights, we want rights to abort unborn babies, we want rights to marry whoever we want to marry, we want, we want, we want, and regardless of what it does to our country or to each other we will gain our rights. But, I tell you now, these rights are going to implode our nation from the inside out. We don’t need a foreign threat, we have one right in our own nation! The government has begun to start throwing out rights left and right and is keeping us from seeing each other as the humans that we are. It has kept us from loving each other and it has put blinders on us that does not allow us to see each other as humans on this planet together.
We can continue to fight for rights. We can continue to make sure the top dog is on top, but I assure you, this mentality will devour our nation quicker than any foreign terrorist can. We are our own terrorist group when we cease loving each other and begin targeting each other. Tolerance has begun to mean that I have to agree with you and every think you think, say, and feel. But, again, as humans this is never going to be possible. We have different passions, different dreams, different things that make us tick. So, yeah, we aren’t always going to agree. But, can we agree to love each other anyway.
There are those who speak slander, use abusive actions and speach, they hurt, and suppress. But those people are not the majority, those people do not speak for the large majority of people who simply want to love each other and let God figure out the rest. It’s not my job to tell anyone how to live, it’s for them to walk their own journey, and if God speaks to them on the journey and calls them by name, then Praise the Lord. But, how you walk your road of life is up to you. I will love you regardless, I would love to sit and drink coffee, tea, water infusions, or whatever else and chat about love, life, art, and the crazy world we live in. But, that’s just it, we’ve stopped talking and we’ve picked up our defensive guns, we’ve built and cemented walls, and we keep the bad guys out. After all any one who thinks differently than I do must be a bad guy right?
Can we put away our emotional boxing gloves? Can we put away our picket signs? Can we come together as a nation and just agree we are all messed up? I know humans will always be humans. There will be war and as much as we speak of “peace not war”, there are always going to be wounded humans who choose to hurt others in the wake of their emotional damage. But, let’s not let this be the majority. Let’s not make this our go to approach.
I do know this, that in the midst of a crazy world, and if I did not say this I would not be true to myself and what I know to be true in my life (this does not mean you have to believe it, your path is your journey, not to be taken away from you) that my hope and peace is found in Jesus Christ. No matter how crazy and out of control our government may seem, no matter how far humanity tips and falls, my one sustaining hopeful truth, is that Jesus Christ reigns. Because he reigns one day the trumpets will sound and on a pillar of clouds my Jesus will come back for me. So let the rockets red glare, let the bombs burst in the air, let my country men and women argue and fight. While this is going on I will sip on my latte, pray for men and women’s eyes to be open to the life saving truth of Jesus Christ. I will sing of God’s praises, and watch the sky for a pillar of clouds with my Jesus coming for me.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!