Sunday, June 28, 2009

Whence Cometh Our Deliverance?

This past week's "Cap and Trade" vote has me a bit depressed. How can 219 members of the House of Representatives actually believe that choking off the fuel that powers our economic engine will end in anything other than breadlines? Of course, I know the answer to that question. They don't believe this will do anything other than strangle the economy -- it's just the price they're willing to pay to achieve the higher purpose of expanding the power of government. After all, where would we be if government weren't dispensing blessings from on high?

It's times like these that test my faith in God's sovereignty -- not that I doubt the Lord is actually sovereign or that His kingdom will eventually come despite the raging of the nations, but why He's so slow in setting the record straight about who is and who isn't "like the Most High". Like Jonah, I have no doubt that the Lord will accomplish His good will in His good time. But also like Jonah, I don't like the fact that He's so damned patient and merciful to those who show no signs of repenting of their hubris.

My prayer is: "Lord, why do you suffer fools so gladly? Isn't it about time You established a Normandy beachhead and took back this world from the pretenders to Your throne? Where are the Rangers scaling the cliffs at Point du Hoc?"

Oh yeah, I forgot. My job isn't to whine about the lack of deliverance from heaven -- mine is just to trust the Rock my rope is anchored to and keep climbing heavenward. "So Lord, come to think of it, maybe it's not such a bad thing that You suffer fools gladly and show mercy to those who presume to know Your job better than You do."


JP said...

If He didn't suffer fools, I'd be a body floating in the water just outside of the troop transport doors. I, like you, get very sad about the way this country is headed. My family has sacrificed sooo much for it. But alas, the Lord even allowed his beloved Israel to be overrun by hordes when they forgot about Him. Yet, he still preserves His remnant through all times.

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."

In other words, dwell on Christ, brother...

Bob said...

Thanks for the reminder, bro. Right, gotta be sure that rope's anchored in the Rock. (You know, when I think about it, I actually pity those poor goose-stepping jack-booted fools who seem to have the advantage at the moment.)

Jerry said...

I really do miss having a real, Constitutionally qualified, President in the White House.

However, we have the King of Kings and Lord of Lords who rules in justice and righteousness, and who will one day bring all of the kingdoms of this poor lost world to an end and establish His eternal kingdom.