Swimming Upstream: “So Long American Economy, It’s Been Good to KnowYou”

Do you have the feeling that President Obama, the Senate and Congress have studied economics at the feet of Bernie Maddoff? As in, let’s borrow more money to dig our way out of debt. And then, when that doesn’t work, let’s borrow even more money. And then, more borrowing.  And then. And then. Until finally:

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave. (Proverbs 22:7)

So what are you going to do about it? Pull a Howard Beale, run over to your window, fling it open and scream, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Then what? Are you going to flop down on the sofa, pull a blanket over your head and hope all of this economic stuff will just somehow sort itself out and things will return to normal? You know, back when home investments were skyrocketing, stocks were soaring into the stratosphere, IRA’s had values and Social Security was something to look forward to.

Or maybe you think that God will raise up a Sarah Palin or someone like her who will come riding in on a white horse at the last possible moment to turn everything around? A modern Joan of Arc. You can almost hear the praise celebrations even now, right?

Well, like any good airline captain, I have some advice for you. “This is your captain speaking. All four engines have just flamed out. It looks like we’re going to have to make an unscheduled landing. I’m going to try and glide this jet to the nearest airport, but oh boy, that’s a long shot! So if I was you, I’d bend over and grab my ankles. Then while in that position, kiss everything goodbye.”

Here’s a bit of good news: God has a plan that will work. Seek Him, now!

Swimming Upstream appears at this blog site on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s  a little of this and a little of that, all written  to encourage and exhort believers in their Christian jouneys.

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2 responses to “Swimming Upstream: “So Long American Economy, It’s Been Good to KnowYou”

  1. spanner

    I have a plan. I know it will work. It is so simple.

    Just make the grandchildren pay, or if that isn’t enough let’s make the great grandchildren pay.
    Surely, thats straight basic socialism isn’t it?

    We have rights don’t we? Why should we pay?

    I have a human right to a comfortable life, to full provision of health and wealth. Its got absolutely nothing to do with me working. I have rights too!

  2. ransom33

    I couldn’t agree more, but even now in such worrying circumstances, people still leave God out of the equation and seek to get out of the pit by any other means possible. Anything but to admit defeat and the need for God in their lives.

    Have a great weekend,

    ransom33 @ http://www.ransom33.wordpress.com

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