“But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay!” vs. 5
Many have been waiting for this day for months. The election is over, and even if we don’t yet know the results, at least we won’t have to watch the endless campaign commercials or get annoying text messages and emails from eager well-meaning advocates. From all evidence this has been one of the most divisive campaigns ever, and it’s hard to know if healing for our country will even be possible. Ugly words have been said, while relationships have been pushed to the breaking point– differences in opinions have become calls to arms. As we move ahead much will depend on the behaviors and attitudes of our leaders. We’ve had enough of arrogance, accusations, and pride–what we need now is deep humility and a willingness to work together for the good of all. All of us are poor and needy–the problems we face are enormous. No one party has all the answers. The psalmist advises us well. God is our help and our deliverer, and we can’t afford any delay. Perhaps what we need more than anything else is a national day of prayer, a time for people of all faiths, and of no faith at all, to get down on our collective knees and pray humbly for an end to the rancor and discord. When people are amassing huge stores of guns and ammunition it’s almost past time for us to repent and turn back to God.
Thought for the Day: Who will join me in prayer for our country?