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Friday, January 4, 2008

Who's in Charge?

The Iowa caucuses placed Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee in the forefront of the presidential race. But, as you know, the road to the White House is long and has many twists and turns. November’s results may be far different from yesterday’s results in Iowa. We can’t predict much in politics beyond hackneyed political statements like “We need to change the way we do things in Washington”; “I am the candidate of the future”; and “It’s time to get America moving again.”
I suspect we will have heard enough political talk by March to make us hope for a spate of Andy Griffith and All in the Family TV reruns.
However, a ray of hope pokes through the thick fog of political jargon. It springs from the Bible and assures us God controls the ebb and flow of national leaders. Daniel 4:17 states “that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men” and “gives it to whomever He will.” In our free nation, we elect a President every four years, but God uses the elective process to accomplish His will. We may not always be happy with the person who wins the White House, but God makes no mistakes. He will fulfill His purpose for our nation.
I’m grateful that I live in the United States and have the freedom to vote and to worship and serve God freely. I may not like all the political prattle, but it is a constant reminder of my guaranteed blessings of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. May we survive and prosper long as “one nation under God.”

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