A recent phone conversation between Honey and me:
“What is your problem?” Honey said. “You can’t ignore Obama and let America slide down the drain. What about our children and grandchildren? I’m angry!”
“Honey, what are you going to do to stop President Obama?” I countered.
“Well, I’m going to read and listen, then write to politicians and newspapers. Make my voice heard,” she said.
“Good luck. The trail up that mountain is filled with bones of people who tried to win one for the Gipper.”
“Okay, Mister Smarty Pants,” she said, “what are you planning on doing?”
“Wait on God. Then, when He speaks, I’ll build His kingdom,” I replied.
A loud sigh. “Lord, I’m married to a man with his head in the sand!” She paused to add emphasis to her next point. “So, why build God’s kingdom now when nobody seems to care about God?”
“Ah, this is the perfect time. People have their guards down; their hearts are exposed. Some are angry about one issue or the other. Others are losing hope. We just need some groups like the early Salvation Army and leaders like William Booth to come forth. Then, the gospel can invade cities. It’ll be great!!”
“Yeah, right!” she said. “How can you and I be so different, yet still get along?”
“I’m praying God will change you,” I said.
“Funny that you say that because I’m praying the same for you,” she replied. “But I love you.”
“Honey, I love you.”
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.