Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

HEADLINE HYSTERIA
10/31/2017 6:41:00 AM by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SNARK

 

A group of apes is called a congress. As we watch the Washington Daily Antics, we wonder if our government might be aptly named.

 

“The hardest part for official Washington is not knowing what happens next,” says a breaking news article. With escalating investigations into growing scandals, constant accusations, and unrelenting denials, amazing our country can govern at all.  Because of the daily political roller coaster ride, we don’t know who or what to believe, what to repeat, or what to do. Some of us can’t sleep for worry our nation is crumbling. Some, like the ostrich, stick our heads in the sand. Some simply go on with our daily lives, shrug our shoulders and wonder, what’s next?

We run the gamut of political reaction from hysteria to despair.

RESPONSIBILITY

Jeremiah lived in a turbulent time when impending disaster brought him to utter despair. Though much of his prophecy was doomsday, yet, his treatise was filled with hope. God was still on the throne, had a plan, and continued to call his people to righteousness

What can the Christian do when faced with so much political unrest?

We can find comfort and peace in turbulence when we remember that God is in the salvation business. His desire is to bring people to him. He desires fellowship rather than punishment. Sometimes, he must allow the natural result of sin and lawlessness. And those things can and will impact us negatively, perhaps, for some fatally. Ultimately, he is sovereign. Nothing happens outside of his permission, knowledge, and the believer’s ultimate spiritual benefit.

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease (Genesis 8:22 KJV)

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