Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dear Governor Sarah Palin,

I voted for you today. I wish I could tell you.

And then I went out to my car and cried. I cried for my country. I wish they inked our fingers just like in Iraq. I wish we could wear those inked fingers like a badge of honor.

Our country is so divided, and only God can take away the hate and the anger and the delusion. While I don’t agree with President Bush on immigration or government bailouts, he has kept us safe, and has done his best, and it is sad to see him so hated, and so misunderstood. He does not defend himself, and I think it was the way he was raised. But, when you do not point out the lies and combat the slander, you allow the office of President to be harmed.

Thanks to you, Governor Sarah Palin, and Cindy McCain, and dear Meghan McCain who showed us the human side of John McCain through her blog, I was able to vote, and I know, if something bad happens to John McCain, I know you will do fine as President of this great nation. But, I tremble for you, because it seems like half the country is angry, and to have to be that check and balance with a democratic congress, whoa. It will not be an easy job. And with the press (MSM) against you, you will have to daily do your job as unto the Lord. Only God sets what is right and wrong.

It is not the government’s job to rescue or run the economy. And let us quit sending money overseas to countries that don’t like us. Let us stand for justice and helping the helpless. And let us finish what we set out to do in Iraq, and only bring our troops home when that job is done with honor and use words like victory. And let us continue to pursue terrorists wherever they hide with all the manpower and weapons at our disposal. I know you will and can do these things, Sarah. Most of your job will be one of national teacher. Teach our children that we live in the greatest nation on earth because we are guided by Biblical principles that God set in place. Teach our enemies that they need to respect our rules, our borders, and our freedoms. And teach our democrats that we must live within our means, and that means a balanced budget, and cut wasteful government spending, and fund a strong military.

Thank you, Sarah for your courage, and heart of service. It will be our privilege to pray. Even as we have counted it an honor and privilege to pray for President Bush, we will pray for God to give you wisdom, and protection, and guidance. We will pray that God surround you with godly people.

2 Corinthians 4 warns that “we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed, perplexed, but not despairing, persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed” and I have heard you say sometimes you are perplexed, and I remembered these verses.

Maybe God has orchestrated this whole campaign, so that Sarah, like Esther, “for such a time as this”, can make good decisions for our country.

Whatever the outcome, I believe God is in control.

And as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5: Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight—we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore also we have as our ambition whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Therefore knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in our consciences.

We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, that you may have an answer for those who take pride in appearance, and not in heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this , that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away; behold new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us, we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.


AirmanMom said...

Beautifully written post!
Thank you!

~AirmanMom returning to her bog...

joyce said...

Thank you Airman Mom ! It is sobering to be voting for my sons' Commander in Chief. My husband served under Carter, but it was not a good time for the military.