Merry Christmas my friends and family. This is a season full of bittersweet memories and joy for our saviors birth. The memories that I find so bittersweet are due to the many loved ones that have gone on to be with our Lord, and the remembrances of the happy days long past. The Joy of our savior's birth needs no explanation to those of you that share in my faith. There is only one holiday I enjoy more than Christmas and that's Thanksgiving. NO, not for the food, but for the fact that I take time to sit down and list out all the blessings that God, in his generosity, has provided.
But this season is not without its pitfalls. Right now, around the country and across the globe, there are evil forces at work trying to restrict our ability to worship our Lord in public venues or in our home towns. 80% of America believes in Christ Jesus and yet we are required by bullies and malcontents to hide our faith instead of shining it out like beacons in the night. For the last couple of weeks I have been monitoring a fight in east Texas, where a small town is being bullied by an out of state atheist organization, with the purpose of making this town tear down a nativity. This weekend, over 5000 people gathered in a rally in praise of our Lord and support of the town's nativity scene. God bless them.
In Europe, the Muslims push the European nations further and further from their christian heritage so as to not foment discord amongst Islamists. Time and again the European powers show their lack of spine in the face of the encroachment of Islam. Christians are being murdered and persecuted in countries all across the middle and far east in numbers that haven't been seen or rather reported in decades.
All across the world there are wars, and rumors of wars. Kim Jong Il was recently reported to have changed his name to Kim Jong Dead, and no one seems to know what that means for the small insanity driven nuclear power called North Korea.
Throw into the middle of all of this, our own bit of insanity called the presidential election cycle and the fact that for all intents and purposes, we have been eating our own in personal attempts at power grabbing and fear mongering. I don't care which side of the isle you look at, both parties have decided that scorched earth is the only way to get power. No candidate is going to be perfect, however I will point out that there are some perfectly awful positions that we may find ourselves in.
The first and foremost of these positions would be to allow Barry Obama to stay in office another 4 years. Frankly, anyone other than Ron Paul would do just fine as president, with a few provisos of course. The first and foremost of these would be that we gain a conservative majority in both houses of congress. Notice I didn't use the words "Republican majority" but rather "Conservative Majority". That is key. With enough Conservatives brought into power, the evils that any president is capable of can be muted or supressed entirely. All bills must start in the house or senate. And vetos can be over ridden if the will is there.
So many are putting so much energy into which one of the candidates will be our "savior". Look where that line of thinking got us with Barry. He was supposed to be the "savior" of the left. And I suppose from a socialist point of view, he's doing very well. But we cannot afford that. We must take the Congress back, and use it's legislative power to do what the President cannot, removed all of the dangerous and malignant laws that the dems and the Obama administration have put in place.
If you are looking for a savior, I suggest reading the red letters in a good Bible. The rest will take care of itself. A little food for thought, though; We may not have always gotten the leader that we wanted, but I'm pretty sure we've always gotten the leaders that we deserved. Let's make sure that we deserve better in the future.