Thursday, November 8, 2012

So Romney and the GOP were trounced: What's next?

Nov. 6 was a sad day for conservatives -- too true. And while we ponder the all important questions -- why? what happened? -- we ought also look to the future. What's next?

And I don't mean who is the next GOP candidate for president. Think longer-term. Think higher altitude.

From 2 Timothy:
Do not fear. God is in control. Entrust and endure to the end.

"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."

To me, that means the next time Stephanie Cutter opens her mouth, or Rahm Emanuel chimes in advice, or President Obama promises bipartisanship -- or John Boehner tries to walk both sides of the political aisle -- we have the assurance that God is in control. That such lies and spin and political sufferings are all part and parcel of a grander plan.

That's not to say conservatives shouldn't fight the good fight. But it does mean we can fight with dignity, with a calmness of spirit, armed with the righteousness of truth and with awareness that we are only working out God's sovereign plan.

That's the same spirit that drove the Founding Fathers. That's the spirit the liberals would have us believe is dead. But far from it: America is still -- very much still -- the shining light on the hill.

May God bless America and the undying spirit of Americans.

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