Football and politics. They say that’s what’s brewing in the fall of an election year. Not everyone may be a fan of football, but that’s ok, because we live in a land where we’re free to choose our hobbies, our likes, and our dislikes. But that’s exactly why we should be up in politics. If you still want that freedom to choose which sport you play, and which doctor you see after that linebacker slams you to the dirt, then you need to pay attention and take action this fall.
[Before I get to the real purpose of this post, let me insert here that last night’s debate was pretty interesting. I was amazed how articulate and easy to understand Mitt Romney was, and equally amazed how ignorant Barak Obama appeared as he fumbled through his mismatched sentences. It was pretty clear to me who won last night. Alright, moving on.]
Do not watch “2016: Obama’s America” UNLESS you’re prepared to be sobered and depressed for the next 24 hours (at minimum).
I saw it last week, and many of the facts and predictions in the documentary were new to me, and quite frankly sobering. But plenty of the information on Obama is not new and has already been exposed, yet has been ignored by the media and Americans who still chose to support him despite his anti-capitalism, anti-American, anti-Christian upbringing–which is why it’s depressing.
Let me be so bold as to say, it’s not just that he’s a bad President, he’s a bad American. His promise of change for America is likely the one promise he will keep if re-elected, but it’s certainly not change for the better.
Before we let ourselves slip down into gloom and doom forever, we must remember, we as believers have nothing to fear. That doesn’t mean we’re being naive, or pretending we don’t see the big bad wolf ready to blow our house down. It means we know that there is hope, and it’s not based on a campaign strategy, or tax plans, or in the fulfillment of Obama’s father’s dream.
Our hope is in the fulfillment of our Heavenly Father’s plan. Our hope is in the security of eternal salvation, guaranteed by the Spirit. Our hope is in the One who promised change and did bring change in our life–and for the better.
If God wasn’t sovereign, I never could have walked out of that theater or gone to sleep that night. But He is. He is still on His throne, in control, and moving the hearts of kings–or presidents–according to His will. I realize God’s will could include the harsh reality of judgment and destruction, but I also know He is a God of mercy and compassion to those who call on His name.
Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
Psalm 118:4-8, 14