Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Party Time!

The last insult has been hurled; the last lie offered with a straight face; the last promise made (with fingers crossed behind the back); the last accusation tossed into the turbid political slough; and now we wait.
Whoever wins, I win, because we have come to the end of two cacophonous years of sound-bite-blather. There were "Debates" (so called) that were more awkward political ballet than debate; hosted by OCD clock-watchers seemingly more interested in order than answers.
And of course the campaign party "advisers" who, to the core, as a corps, are convinced they are responsible for the denouement of this dollar-adorned race of endurance.
But here is what actually happens in this case and in every case since the Italians invented the insult, politicos..
[Daniel 4:30-31, 35, 37]. Over 2600 years ago Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon was walking on the portico of his palace saying to himself, "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?" While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: 'King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you.' (Seven years later when Nebuchadnezzar regained his sanity he wrote, [verse 35]"All the inhabitant's of the earth are reputed as nothing. He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His had or say to Him, 'What have you done?' " [verse 37] "Now I, Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride he is able to put down."
The prophet Isaiah writes, "Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust on the scales; Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing, and Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before Him are as nothing, and they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless." [Isaiah 40:15-17].
God rules over the affairs of men. They may think they are in control with their counsels, committees, parliaments and presidents but God has said:"This decision (to bring Nebuchadnezzar low) is by the decree of the watchers, and the sentence by the word of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever he will, and sets over it the lowest of men." [Daniel 4:17].
Conclusion: It is not by the wisdom of politicos nor the frenzy of supporters that kings or presidents are made, it is because God rules in the affairs of men.
Party Time--Democratic and Republican meanness, disdain for truth, ignorance of civility, absence of esteem for needs other than their own--have trespassed into a new and lamentable edition of politicos!
God Bless. e.c.

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