Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Call to Action -- A Follow-up

Yesterday, following my own advice, I wrote two senators, two members of the House of Representatives, and the President. I received only one email response--from my local representative, so far.

Am I discouraged by the limited response? 

Nope! They were all pretty busy yesterday finally accomplishing their constitutionally appointed tasks. Traffic, unfortunately, should be back to normal for the morning commute.

Today is a new day and it, too, is a day needing renewed prayer and so I will again pray for our leaders.  Even though they finally achieved an agreement to reopen our government--the need remains great. A one time prayer push will not be sufficient. The trials and the tribulations of the day are great.

I urge everyone to continue to be in prayer over this crisis which is not ended, but only delayed until January and February.

I am not going to overload my representatives' email accounts today--but I will continue to pray for them and this country--every day. Maybe next week I will send them another word of encouragement.

I heard the words of a great hymn God Bless America as I was writing this. 


While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, 
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. 
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, 
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer: 

God bless america, land that I love, 
Stand beside her and guide her 
Through the night with a light from above. 
From the mountains, to the prairies, 
To the oceans white with foam, 
God bless america, 
My home sweet home. 

-- irving berlin

When it is the darkest, the arrival of the dawn is most greatly anticipated and appreciated.

We need God's blessing upon the land, this nation, our society, our leaders, and each of us who calls this land our home.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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