Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Life As We Know It

My friend since childhood, Heidi wrote this and posted it on her Facebook account. She has given us permission to post it here. :) Thanks for the reminder, Heidi! :)

Life, according to ABC is over. with the bailout failing, americans should just run to their homes, pull the shades and sit in the center of the floor rocking back and forth on their backsides. I tried that. it didn't work. I just got some awful rug burns on my hinny reminding me that i''m not five years old anymore.

But, seriously, what's the deal? Oh, i understand the bank failures, the stock market crash, the increase in gas prices and groceries. That i understand completely. My bank account reminds me of an anorexic teenager...too thin from a side angle and too immature to know better.

The media would like me to feel really bad about my situation. They want me to get fired up and point a finger of blame at someone. They want me to feel depressed about the hopelessness of america becoming a 3rd world country. I'd like to see if Charlie Gibson's huge bank account is anorexic like mine. I doubt he goes home depressed about the economy. He probably lives the same way he always did...with opulence.

And let's talk legislature for a short moment. I wonder if Barack Obama or John McCain would give up their campaign contributions to "bail" wallstreet out. Perhaps if one of them did, we would have clarity in the polls. Yah, Congress is going to reconvene on Thursday. That's great. the country needs some leadership and the elected officials are probably out all playing golf, making deals with lobbyists. I doubt they are suffering. I doubt the "bail out" will even touch them economically. (I've always thought that "serving" our country through congress should be a "without pay" position. Then, perhaps, we might have people in there who really care about the "little people...oh shut up barack, you are NOT a little person)

Hmm...These have been my thoughts after watching the news this morning. I find it frightening that the news can disillusion me from who i am and who i was created to be in about an hour. I was created for display his glory. I was created to depend solely on him for life (even when gas prices soar).

Watching the news this morning made me forget about who God really is. I forgot that "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."

I forgot that He holds this earth together. He even holds wall street together. I forgot that He created this world and everything in it, even my bank account. I forgot that He is bigger than Obama or McCain. He is bigger than Abc news. He is bigger than hurrican Ike and kyle and for the love would someone name a hurricane after me? Hurricane Heidi is so "eye" catching.

And so today i am saying goodbye to abc news, charlie gibson, meredith viera and matt lauer. My day gets so confusing when i listen to you babble about how "bad" life is. I'm not concerned.

My life was created by HIM and is held together by HIM.

I am not afraid.

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