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.