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I’ve been glued to the images of the aftermath of hurricane Sandy for two days. My mind can’t fathom the devastation or heartbreak those people are enduring. My heart and prayers go out to all of them. The stories appear to be turning uglier by the hour, as people’s survival instincts begin to kick in and they do what they feel they must do to survive. No homes, no gas, no food, no electricity equals a lot of chaos and misery! Yet, the New York Marathon will go on this weekend! What?! This is a crazy world that we are living in! It would seem to me, that now would be a perfect time to postpone such an event.
Speaking of a crazy world–I sat in awe, last night, watching a television special entitled “The Machine”, concerning voter fraud. In the words of Charlie Brown, “Good grief!” As evidenced by the show, these incidences have been going on for years, but just seem to be growing in number over time. What is happening to our country?
Ed and I took advantage of early voting for the first time this week. Fortunately, there was no line, our ballots were short, and we didn’t feel pressured. We checked and rechecked our choices before casting our ballots–and it’s a good thing as voters in some states have been reporting machines “defaulting” to a particular presidential candidate, even though they didn’t vote for him!
Then, of course, there’s the problem of our news media! We can no longer depend on them to bring us accurate news. I’ve never been more disgusted with news reporting, than I am right now. Thank goodness, for those rare individuals who are still willing and able to deliver the truth, and thank God for the internet! If the government gets its hooks any deeper into the internet, we’re all screwed! It’s our only reliable resource for “unfiltered” news.
I don’t know what the answers for all of these problems are–other than prayer. In times of trouble, I hang on to three little words, “God is able”. I find comfort in knowing that God is in control. He has a plan. I’m thankful I’m a believer, and have this knowledge to comfort me in times of trouble. I will continue to pray…