Trust God for the answers
I am sick of the greed in our country that causes our economic foundations to collapse. I am sick of congressional misdeeds, lying and stupidity that corrupt one’s desire to serve the public. I am sick of political partisanship at the expense of our nation’s well-being and that of her people.
I am sick of the degradation of human value and worth that leads to the destruction of innocent human life. I am sick of the attitude that promotes a “me first” agenda and then plays the blame game when things go wrong. I am sick of all the chaos in our country and the world due to all of the above.
The reason is plain — the mistaken belief that mankind has all the answers. The solution is simple — put your faith and trust in God for the answers.
$700 billion: A symbolic figure?
The number $700 billion keeps popping up. The original bailout and rescue plan was $700 billion. The $700 billion figure is mentioned as the amount being paid annually for foreign oil. And $700 billion has been quoted as the cost, so far, of the Iraq incursion.
I’m beginning to think it is like a symbolic biblical number, such as “40 days” in the wilderness, and “40 years” the Israelites wandered after leaving Egypt, and “40 days and nights” of rain on Noah and family. In other words, it is not a literal number — it just means “a whole lot,” “a very big amount,” or “enough to do the job.” Otherwise, the cost of the bailout exactly equals the cost of oil or the Iraq occupation. Not likely.
My conclusion: In each area there is a problem of biblical proportions.
Robert L. Thatch