Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ah, this is the day we longed for!

At last it has come! Lines are forming in front of churches all over and people can't wait to get in! Prayers are rising up from all corners of our nation, and around the world.

Oh, yea, did I forget to mention that they are lining up to vote. It's a strange twist in the separation of church and state to think that so many people will enter into their local church for the first time ever... New voters are turning out in droves. I'm sure the prayers are rich too. Prayers for this candidate and that one, and prayers of desperation for making the right choice among so many sordid choices. In this mud smeared campaign year, it's hard to see anyone for all the accusations.

This morning's Bible reading; Lamentations 2:13-17 is all about the kind of deceptive visions that have filled our airwaves in the last few months.
Your prophets have seen for you
false and deceptive visions;
they have not exposed your iniquity
to restore your fortunes,
but have seen oracles for you
that are false and misleading.
Lamentations is full of this depressing stuff. But the end note is that no matter how desperate the situation seems, God is still there, loving us. We can listen to false prophets and watch our world be destroyed by war, flood, and neglect, but God does not desert us. So as you enter your local polling place, go confident that your prayers will be heard!

your vote is your voice!

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