Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Sky Is Falling

One of the stories I read to my kids was about Chicken Little. I still remember Henny Penny repeatedly saying, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling." And with this current presidential race, that same sentiment is echoing across the social media sites of the Internet.

It's not that I disagree that significant things are at stake with this election. It's just that I agree with Max Lucado, who put things in perspective with this post. If you haven't read it, please do. Maybe you'll feel better. I know that I did.

Dr. Steve Farrar, at our men's Bible study, is fond of saying, "There's a place called Heaven, and this isn't it." Matter of fact, the Bible tells us that tough times are coming. But we're to hold onto our faith and plunge ahead. And that's what I plan to do.

I have my own ideas about this coming election, but I've also come to the conclusion--after so many elections and so many years on this earth--that it's rare, if ever, that someone changes their mind after reading a few dozen words from an opposing viewpoint. So I've held my tongue. Kay and I will vote absentee next week (we can do that in Texas), and I may reveal my reasons then. Until that time, let me just say two things. The sky isn't falling, even if your candidate doesn't win. And God's still in control.

8 comments:

EM Griffith said...

We have two sons, ages 29 and 24. This election has brought their first feelings of cynicism and powerlessness, especially as polls show a large chunk of the American voter population wants neither candidate in the oval office. I've told them God's still in control. He will be. Some things are already in motion that will take place no matter who becomes our next president. The road will get bumpy for us all. I've also stated that when a society turns its back on God, there are inevitable consequences. We can't simultaneously ignore His sovereignty and expect His blessings. Our choices in 2016 are a reflection of what we--as a country--have allowed in our homes, schools, communities and beyond. Yet God still reigns. Whether or not we acknowledge Him. May we (as a society) turn back to Him, and may He have mercy on us all.

Richard Mabry said...

Well-said, Elise. Thanks for your comment. Join me in praying for our country.

Jackie Smith said...

I am praying with you, Richard and Elise!

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Jackie.

Patricia Bradley said...

Elise said it well. Even though I like neither candidate I have encouraged everyone to forget the personalities involved and to look at their platforms and then to vote for the candidate whose platform reflects their values.

Richard Mabry said...

Patricia, I agree. Thanks for your comment.

shirley said...

Excellent post and thank you for the link to Max Lucado. I get so caught up in the worry of it all, I do tend to forget that (even though I know full well in my heart) He is in charge. I have stopped worrying, voted absentee last week and will continue to pray for our country.

Richard Mabry said...

Shirley, I agree with your attitude and your comment. God is sovereign.