Sunday, 26 October 2008

Psalm 146:3-4

Psalm 146:3-4 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.

This came up as a subject during Shabbat Dinner yesterday.
As believers, our true Hope lies in G-d, not Man. This does not mean we are not to do our part as Americans and vote.
But neither Senator Obama or Senator McCain are the Messiah. They can't walk on water, save the whale, change the heart of Terrorist or raise the dead.
Niether have the power to make the lazy work, keep husbands remain faithful, single women have enough self-worth not to open their bedroom door to anything male standing upright or stop teenager from strapping a bomb about its waist.
They do not have the power to turn Water into Wine or Dust to Gold. The problems we as Amercians have will not go away the moment either man is swore into Office. It doesn't matter if it is President MacCain or President Obama: our nation, nor the world will change overnight.
Sen Obama could very easliy die in office as MacCain; after all, young men die too you know.
Our hope, as the Psalmist wrote, is not in the power of earthy rulers, but in G-d.
The Holy One is The Only True Agent of Change.
We are continue to pray our leaders and future leaders and well.
Pray that G-d would give the next President, who ever he is, wisdom as to truly lead our nation.
And that dispite our different views on the state of affairs of our country, this is OUR NATION, we are all Amercians.
That is our only hope.
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