Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Historic Day

It is an historic day in this country. The people have voted in the first black president, Barack Obama. He will lead this country for the next four years. Frankly, I'm terrified. The democrats now own the presidency, the House, and the Senate (at least as far as the numbers are reporting currently). There is no balance of power. We are fast becoming a socialist society. We are giving up our freedoms. In all fairness, I'm not a huge fan of John McCain either. But I think we are headed for disaster.

I feel prompted to pray for our political leaders. I also feel prompted to reread the Book of Mormon. The last time I read it cover-to-cover, I did not see it as a story or a collection of stories... I saw it as a political manual. I feel prompted to read it again with that in mind. It was written for US, in THIS day. I also feel prompted to read the constitution and become much more familiar with it. It has been prophesied that in the latter days it will hang by a thread. If it isn't there already, it is headed in that direction.

It is a somber night for me. But I will wake up tomorrow, smile, and pray for my leaders. I am thankful and grateful that eternal laws are not subject to the shredding that our constitutional laws are. The gospel is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Of that we can be sure. And while I may worry about the leadership of our government, I don't need to worry about the heavenly-inspired leadership of the church. I am so grateful for the anchor that is the gospel.

1 comment:

  1. I sure understand what you are saying, Christina, my thoughts exactly. The Book of Mormon was written for our day and it certainly sounds like the present.