i was reminded by a precious woman after reading the last post that God does love the sinner... as much as he does my little anna. i want to never forget this... He is the God who came for the lost, the broken, the angry, and the rebellious. (and i am one of "them.")He is the God who gave His life for those who would take and trample it. yes, it is my tendency even in fear for my child's life to cast blame on others for my life's bumps and bruises. i want to throw my anger at "that person" who seems to create difficulty for me and mine. and one cannot argue, a president who is anti-human life and anti-sacred marriage and pro-government control, with the support of a system of leaders with the same "value" system, could, indeed, make my life difficult. it is not all right to keep silent, or to pretend the reality doesn't exist.
for me, the battle is in the mind, as scripture asserts. the challenge is to recognize the reality of a world forsaking its creator, a nation handing its authority and hope from God to a broken human and rotting set of beliefs, and remembering that this same God allows it. that in seemingly hopeless situations He springs forth hope. that He looks at ugliness (in each of us) and sees the beauty of His original creation. that out of ashes He brings beauty. and my calling is to somehow, in His power alone, find strength to love as He does - no holds barred. to speak the truth, and to do it in love. to pray that He will blow his breath into the lungs of His enemy as He has done for me, and God willing, if He calls, that i would be willing to be his instrument.