Posted by: kbumgardaner | May 2, 2008

United or Divided?

On this national day of prayer, we have so much in our country to pray about. Our country is divided over issues such as abortion, gay marriage, school choice, the war in Iraq, global warming and the list goes on. One only has to turn on the news for a few minutes to see that the election for our next president will be anything but smooth.
We have one candidate who associates with terrorists and con-men and worships with a man who likens the USA to the KKK.
Another candidate who, with her husband, is known for her deceptive manipulation of the truth as well as a disrespect for the office of the President of the United States. (Where IS that furniture they stole from the White House???)
 We can’t forget that we have one more candidate who seems to be stuck in the middle trying to cater to all sides.
So what is a Christian to do? Some say that we should boycott the election to show the party that we will not be torn away from our conservative values with compromise.
 Others would say that they would rather vote for Hillary and show how badly she runs the country and then turn it around in the next election.
Although I think voting is important and our duty as Americans,  the most valuable thing we can do is to pray.
We can thank the Lord that He has given us eight years with a Christian president. I didn’t say perfect, for none of us are. I don’t agree with every decision he has made, but I have never regretted working on his campaign because he has remained a man of honor. I feel that he will go down in history with the likes of Lincoln. Have you ever taken the time to compare their presidencies? They are surprisingly similar. For my blog another time…
I respect many things about President Bush, but I think the thing that I appreciate the most about him is that he doesn’t change with the tide. If he feels he has done the right thing, made the right decision, he will not back down just because he is getting slaughtered in the news or by other politicians who are quick to switch positions when the going gets tough.
We can continue to pray for our soldiers who have stood in harm’s way to keep us safe, to keep others free. It is incredible that we have not had another attack on American soil since 9/11. I strongly believe that it was our stand against the terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq that has kept us safe. I am certain history will prove this to be true.
Lastly, we can pray for the Christians around the world who are spreading the Gospel. We can pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are standing on the front lines leading souls to Christ.
Though we may be divided on the issues, on the candidates, on the war, let us stand united in our stand for Christ.

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