Thursday, September 6, 2012

...across the room for an immediate reaction....

I don't often get into politics but tonight I listened to President Obama deliver his speech at the Democratic Convention and found myself overwhelmed with compassion for him and his role as president of the United States.  I have to admit he is easy to listen to as a speaker!  Hearing some of the contradictions is a reminder of how difficult it must be to lead an entire country!  I cannot even imagine the magnitude of the responsibility of such a thing!  What an undertaking!  Bless him for doing it.  I was reminded again as well that we need to pray much for him as well as for the American people as they decide on who their next leader will be.

The President quoted Abraham Lincoln who said  "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go."  Obama said he has often found himself in that place as well and invited the American people to meet him there.   Having spent considerable time today with friends talking about the mysteries of the universe and all that is in it including the marvels of the human body I was saddened to hear him talk about being driven to his knees and at the same time condone the murder of totally defenseless human beings, the unborn through abortion.   How could God possibly be telling the President that it is good to kill even one of these precious unborn children when the Scriptures he supposedly believes teach "Do not shed innocent blood". Jeremiah 7:6 and "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart". Jeremiah 1:5 not to mention "For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mothers womb...Your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be". Psalm 139:13, 16 and lets not leave out "Your hands shaped me and made me....Did You not clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews?  You gave me life." Job 10:8-12.

I fail to understand some of  President Obama's reasoning.  Why is it good to allow women to chose life or death for their innocent defenseless babies and yet he talks about  ending the war so that sons and daughters do not have to  lose their lives fighting for their country?  Who decides which life is worthy of saving?  Where does it all eventually end?

The promises of God are sure and my prayer for America and my country Canada is to heed the promise of God in 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land".

There is hope and a future for our countries but we will have to change our ways and start seeing all our political correctness for what it really is so that God can forgive us and heal us.