They say all eyes are on Iowa. All those interesting people have offered themselves as candidates. They want to be President. Mostly they want our present president to be that no longer. Some say this is the era of impeachment. The era of anger, of rage, of shaming the Senate if it finally refuses to vote our president out of office.
So many currents flowing in the life of our country. So many feelings of antipathy, of alienation from each other. Can America be healed, and united, after these years of our life we're going through?
We can, because we are God's people. Because we have a Leader and a Lord Who is Christ the Righteous, Jesus the Savior, Christ, our King, forever.
It is too easy to forget that when we are caught up in the political goings-on. Already the eyes watching Iowa have widened as hours have turned to days and chaos came to Iowa's caucuses. Midnight planes carried candidates to New Hampshire after victory speeches without victory. It's all still undecided for the Democrats.
In the meantime, back at the Senate, after endless speeches the vote was taken, and the President was acquitted, but not without handshakes refused and the President's State of the Union speech torn up by the Speaker of the House. No peace yet. A mean spirit still prevails - on both sides.
There is a prayer group, and soon a Prayer Breakfast. We need to pray. We need to know prayer is heard, and answered. We are called to be obedient, and persistent.
Can we pray - daily and earnestly for a spirit of peace to descend upon our hearts? One that will be in our hearts and in the hearts of everyone we pray for? Can we pray for a spirit of repentance for ourselves and for Americans seeking out the many things for which we need to repent? Repentance puts us on the road to forgivenenss. A forgiving spirit to replace the spirit of revenge that is abroad in the land, the self-gratifying spirit of anger and getting back?
We have every reason to believe that turning to Jesus Who has endured all the crucifying abuse of people at their angriest can help us to follow Him, and not Satan who is the author of lies and revenge, will change our own spirits, and fill us with hope.
What good work that can be for us in this critical season of Lent coming up. Let us help each other to do it!
Love to you, by Jesus Lord of Love.
Arthur A Rouner, Jr -
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All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. . ."