Abigail and Dolley readers at my core I am a peacemaker. I take comfort in Jesus' words, "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the Children of God (Matthew 5:9). While I don't flee from conflict, I don't like it and I was in agony last night as I watched the debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
It was the worst of him and the best of her. If I was an undecided voter and knew nothing of the candidates, she clearly would be my choice. Sadly, Trump was at his bombastic worst; a carnal man, given over to a wild and uncontrolled tongue. Smug and controlled, Hillary Clinton manipulated him at every turn and he went down a rabbit hole of reality TV. What a disaster.
|At the Foot of the Cross|
I call on my Christian friends to join a nationwide moment of prayer every day until the election. The incomparable Diamond and Silk have set aside a daily prayer time at 11:21am EDT. Mark this on your calendars, set a reminder for yourselves, pray as you would for a dying loved one for the stakes are inestimable.
Pray, 2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
1 John 1:8-10 If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.