I am listening to Beethoven with background nature sounds. Odd you might think for a 60’s Rock and Roll guy. I like country and bluegrass too, although not so much the nasally new country. Yeah, I know. Who cares?
I am tiring of the deafening human racket. That happens and then I need a serious brain break. First, I pressure washed the house. Dang near took the siding off. After that, I repainted my storage building. Barn red is one of my favorite colors. I finally ran out of stuff to do that could take my mind off our country’s plight. I came in through the laundry room. There I left a pile of soiled and paint stained clothing. I showered, sat down in the kitchen, made a cup of coffee and reached for the TV remote. Suzie-Q gave me the look and said rather firmly, “No more! Go to your room and do something!” As usual she was right, so I headed for the bunker. To spite a strong urge to open the web browser, I pulled up the play list I titled “Thinking Sounds” that includes everything from Beethoven to some light instrumental blues to smooth jazz. So here I sit.
From my aching head, I needed to remove mentally created images of Washington crumbling, our broken culture and our broken people. People hopelessly lost in a nightmare existing only in their minds. Their fears magnified by unethical people willing to rerun them through torturous memories just to score a perverse political victory. A victory where everyone loses. Our country loses. Our Constitutional Republic loses. The people lose. A victory without winners. It’s fitting I guess.
Do you pray? Do you believe in the power of prayer? I certainly do and for deeply personal reasons. Sometimes I just need to talk it out and who better with than my maker. I pray for our country. I pray for our political leaders. Yes, even the ones I detest. I ask God to grant them enough wisdom and clarity to understand the ramifications of their actions. Help them understand that their existence is as brief as the morning mist, but people endure results of their actions, good or evil, for generations. The country they build or tear down is the inheritance they leave their children and grandchildren. Help them to see beyond the end of their noses and the next election.
I have prayed God would shine his light over this country that claims to trust in Him. Evil cannot exist in the light. I prayed that all Americans clearly see the depth of corruption existing in our country many decades. That they would clearly see the lengths people are willing to go to destroy someone who does not share their views. I prayed that He would stand up a leader to boldly battle. I believe my prayers are being answered.
Fur Elise with songbirds singing background.
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
In a few hours, the United States Senate will vote to confirm or not a man to a seat on the Supreme Court. A man whose life and family were virtually destroyed on an allegation to which there is no supporting evidence and not a single corroborating witness. One of the primary building blocks of our foundation, the presumption of innocence, is being obliterated. Spare me the “it’s a job interview” BS. The presumption of innocence is the bedrock of a free nation. What’s happening in our country right now is what might happen in Putin’s Russia. Just an allegation and you are off to Siberia.
The light was shining brightly as Americans watched the entire show.
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