The interesting thing about the saying that is the title of this post is that people tend to associate it with the attitude to have during tough times.
What many don’t like to contemplate is that it also applies to the good times.
Not only is it a note of encouragement to keep fighting the good fight when down, but it is a reminder not to assume that once up, one can never fall again.
The United States of America of our forefathers is no more. Our society is corrupt. Liberty is no longer the desire of the average American’s heart…security and comfort are the ring to be snatched. Whatever chance we ever had of winning back the liberty that our forefathers fought, bled and died to achieve is gone.
With the Democrats…with THESE Democrats…in control of two of the three branches of government, and with the power to make the lifetime appointments to the third, I fear that there are no longer any “checks and balances” in place.
Yesterday, my wife and I prayed for God’s will be done in this election. I’ve been told all my life that God ALWAYS answers our prayers…just not always in the way we hope.
Maybe this is what the country needs. Like a Hollywood celebrity who’s life is spinning out of control, perhaps we need to hit bottom before we can begin fighting our way back to what we are supposed to be as a nation. Maybe we need to crash and burn, in order for the Phoenix to rise from the ashes?
I don’t know. All I know is that I despair for my grandchildren and the country that we are going to leave them.
“So all the Elders of Isreal gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him…now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.’
…Samuel…prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “…Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.’
Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people…He said, “this is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots…he will take the best of your fields and vinyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. he will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the Lord will not answer you in that day.”
excerpted from 1 Samuel 9: 4 – 18 (NIV)
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
We truly do get the government that we deserve. May our chains rest lightly.
Blogging may be light…heck it may be nonexistent…for the foreseeable future as I grieve for my dearly departed nation.