Wednesday, December 8, 2010
It is well....
I write this with tears rolling down my face. As I read the news headlines, I am overwhelmed. Each headlines feels like a physical blow.....Oil tipped to bubble over $100 per barrel; US Treasuries hit by biggest selloff since Lehmans; Food stamps rolls continue to rise; Walmart joins with DHS in "If you see something, say somthing"; and the list just goes on and on. My country is falling apart.
Am I weeping for my creature comforts and my lost dreams? Maybe, a little. But what I am really weeping for is the greed, the pride, the sin that brought us to this point. I weep for the very integrity of a country bent on destruction. We have put our own needs before the needs of others. We have forgotten to stand in the gap between evil and good. We have followed the crowd and been lead like sheep to the slaughter.
As my mind reels, as I struggle to understand where we are as a nation - one song keeps rolling through the forefront of my soul...."It is well". It reminds me that this life is but a vapor, a poor reflection of eternity. My only concern is to see that it is well with my soul.
It is Well