Afternoon, folks. Hope y’all’s day went well, or is going well so far. We have not mentioned it so far here, but we lost arguably our only living great president this week. I don’t speak of his politics because I certainly do not agree with all the decisions he made, but I do speak of a man who knew how to carry himself in the office of the president. Regardless of your opinion on the decisions of the last few presidents, I think you will find it hard to make the argument that they behaved in a sober and steady manner throughout their tenure as opposed to a childish and often volcanic one; the man’s son may be a slight exception. It is a fearful thing when the United States cannot or chooses not to produce a man who leads in a manner that is sober, steady, calm and with constant good bearing.
Though it is often hard to remember, listen to God’s words about suffering and their temporal nature. They are not to last forever, but life with Him will. Life filled with love and joy and a place where no tears fall … that is where we need to keep our view fixed.
Just because you know the difference doesn’t mean you won’t make a mistake. Just because you make a mistake doesn’t mean you don’t know the difference. Even more importantly, just because you make a mistake doesn’t take away your right, responsibility, and ability to call out immorality and depravity when you see it.
“Terrible, but great.” I see this line from a recent beloved series of books playing out in front of our very eyes. The things being pressed upon us will be awful indeed, great, but awful. Perhaps we can yet avert it, but our brethren are daily making this more difficult. Steal yourselves for whichever path we are drawn down.
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Have a wonderful evening, folks. Remember the men and women who have gone before us. Listen to the Lord’s words and let them comfort you, regardless of what lies ahead. And, if you get the chance, check out a little Christmas Spirit today. 🙂 God Bless you and yours and America!
— JT Cope IV