Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hello Government Shutdown

*taps mic* Anybody there? Oh, hey there. I think everything's working, all systems go.

I promise all of you I have not fallen off the planet. Two weekends ago we had one trillion and thirteen things going on. So last week I decided to take an impromptu week off from both blogs....basically because I felt like my brain was mush and I had too many dirty dishes. This past weekend I caught up on all of my cleaning. (Dude, I even mopped the floors!) So my brain is feeling significantly less mushy.

Well, except for the small fact that the government shut down today and I got sent home. I left out that little detail. The good news is, I will have more time to get stuff done, such as writing and cleaning my baseboards. Hahahahahahahahahaha just kidding, I'm totally not going to clean my baseboards. Who does that??!??

Here is how I see things:

Congress is composed of a bunch of toddlers.

They are fighting over who gets to play with the dumptruck.

The dumptruck is getting all beaten up and broken during the fight, but no one cares because no one really cares about the dumptruck. They just care about their right to play with it.

See what I did there? Metaphors are awesome.

Or maybe not. Don't judge me. The government told me I was not important so my ego is hurt today. 

JUST KIDDING. Who cares what toddlers think??

In all sincerity though, we need to be praying for our nation. While I do think that the issue of Obamacare is important enough for the Republicans to stand their ground, and I'm glad that they did, this government shutdown is going to have wide repercussions that go much farther than the stock exchange. Although I am fully aware that my help comes from the Lord, not the government, there are other employees who do not have that peace because they are not following the Lord. So pray for God to soften the hearts of our government and wisdom to make the best choices. Pray for the people who are directly and indirectly affected by this. And above all else, pray that God's will is done in this nation.

In times like these, I draw my comfort from one of my favorite sections of verses:

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you--you of little faith? So do not worry saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." ~Matthew 6:25-34

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