Yesterday morning, half of America woke up and was happy, and another almost half of the nation awakened and was sad. Now, it is decision time, okay?
If you are a part of the unhappy group, what will you do?
You can mumble, grumble, and point your fingers at those who voted in opposition to your candidate. You can even say things like, “It’s all your fault for what’s about to happen in America. You will soon reap what you have sowed. Shame on you!”
Although you may feel a sense of short-term satisfaction for acting this way, it will be hard to keep the “I’m right, you’re wrong” elitist pride out of your heart. And whether you like it or not, pride will drag you down lower than the Mariana Trench.
So, here’s something to think about: “There are no Starbucks in BASECO.”
Do you know why there are no Starbucks or McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken or Pizza Hut or T.J. Max or whatever retail chain store in BASECO?
Because BASECO is a dockside slum in the Manila Bay, where over 100,000 people live on 128-acre open garbage dump and sludge dredged up from the bay. As you can imagine, the smell alone is less than glorious. Not exactly Starbucks chocolate frappuccino atmosphere, right?
Their livelihood? Most rummage through the never-ending new garbage from the Manila area, hoping to eke out a few pennies per day. And a few sell a kidney for a $1,000 or $2,000 so their families can survive.
I wrote this article to show you an alternative to the sad future you see for America.
Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble. The LORD protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity in the land and rescues them from their enemies. The LORD nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health. (Psalm 41:1-3)
The choice is yours and your decision will eventually be the bed you sleep upon in the future. So, think about giving to BASECO ministries today.