Are we sleeping?

Yesterday a reader of my blog left a comment that made me realize I have been sleeping, especially as regards my eagerness to accept everything said during the Saddleback forum as truth.  Even though I appreciated Senator McCain’s apparent integrity, that has now come into question at least with one of his comments.  Remember the statement he made about Congress’ wasteful spending and how it spent $3 million of our taxdollars to study bear DNA?  He forgot to tell us that he did, in fact, vote for it!

Just goes to show that the “trust…but verify” axiom applies not just to our allies but to our own countrymen.

It will be interesting to see whether or not McCain gets slammed in the media for this.  It wouldn’t have been so bad if he had elaborated…perhaps he voted for it on the overall merits of the bill but could have used this as an example of why earmarks are so out of control.

And that begs another question.  Why would America want to elect a Senator from either party to run the country?  They haven’t done a very good job minding the economy.

Sigh.  Maybe as a country we are reaping what we’ve sown?  We took the Lord out of schools, out of public buildings, out of “politically correct” speech.  We live in a world where “evengelical” somehow has a nasty, “intolerant” connotation and where people, as Casting Crowns sing in While You Were Sleeping, save the trees and kill the children:

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we’re sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we’re lying in the dark
There’s a shout heard ‘cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night

America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night

But a picture and music is worth more than words, so I was so glad to find this video someone made on YouTube:

I pray for our country, for a great awakening to sweep those of us who follow Jesus so that we will stand firmly and unashamed for our beliefs, lest we should one day lose the right to voice them.

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