The polls are now open on the East Coast. In two hours, my mom and I will get into the car and drive to our polling place. We will cast our ballots in this crucial election. We have all prayed for the outcome. God knows what will happen when the voting is over, but I sure don’t. I know that I yearn for a president who knows Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, a man who will seek God’s face in his decision-making. This is not a partisan issue. It’s a righteousness issue.
There are times I despair for our nation. Those who hate America and the freedom we enjoy have said that we are a weak people who cannot stay the course. We are fat and lazy and focused on self-pleasure and our latest toys. When things get a little tough, we scream for our leaders to back down. We don’t do so much what is right but what is easy. Sadly, I fear there is truth in what they say. I would wish that some of the stomach and stamina and courage of “the Greatest Generation” who saw us through WWII could be instilled in Americans today. God help us if we continue to be so self-involved that we don’t recognize the need for strength and honor and endurance in the world.
I have a scheduled brainstorming session later this morning. I’ve got this idea for a book that’s been tugging at me for a number of months, so I’m eager to toss around a few ideas with another creative brain and see what will develop. Brainstorming is my favorite part of writing.
Today’s Bible Reading: John 1-2