I am taking a short break from Fall's 30 beautiful things (only a few more to go!) for a brief talk about politics. I know it's not 'politically appropriate' to talk about politics and religion, but I'm going to tak about them both right now =)
Sarah Palin came through our town yesterday! I went with a few of my friends to see her, but we didn't get there in enough time to get close. These pictures were actually taken by my neighbor. There was a huge spotlight that was wreaking havoc on my camera, so I didn't get any good shots!
Here's the thing. This is a really tough time right now in the economy and in life in general, and it is leaving everyone wondering what the future holds. It is so easy to get caught up in the hype of one thing or another, and to leave a huge chunk of our lives in the hands of politicians. This is where the religion part comes in, and I don't mean mind numbing religion. I mean an active and real relationship with Jesus. This is where our hope lies. Octamom posted a wonderful reminder of this yesterday. The reality and truth is that no matter what, God holds our future. The Bible says that God knows the plans He has for us (Jer. 29:11), and it says that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:38 & 39). Those words are true and everlasting. We don't have to worry about them bankrupting, or changing, or leaving. No matter the results of the election (and trust me, I do worry about certain "changes" that will happen if Barack Obama becomes president, I really worry), we can trust that God will not leave us, He will not forsake us, and no matter what, He holds our future in His hands. And the good thing about that is that He promises good things for those that follow Him (Jer. 29:11). Even if that means things getting worse and everything falling apart. He knows, and He is here, and even if it isn't good again until Heaven, boy it will be worth the wait.
So as you go to vote tomorrow, vote in peace knowing that no matter what happens, if you are a follower of Christ, you will be okay whatever the outcome. He promises it and He doesn't lie.
Oh, and speaking of wreaking havoc, my boy is finally crawling!!!!