I went to a meeting about ballot integrity this week, and I found out a startling fact. The information from the November 2020 election only needs to be held for twenty-two months. That means that all the records that are necessary for any remediation of or any prosecution for any crimes that were committed during the last presidential election can be disposed of the first week of September this year. That’s about 100 days from now.
Keeping these records safe seems like a daunting task to those who want the truth to come out. In this context, the main speaker at the event mentioned Proverbs 21:31, which reads “The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the Lord.” He said that while we have to do everything we can to engage in this battle, it is only God Almighty who can win the battle that is upon us.
I think I may have written about this before, but a number of years ago a prayer that was given before the Kansas State Senate by Minister Joe Wright of Central Christian Church in Kansas. Several legislators walked out because they were so offended by it. But it is a prayer that all of us who love America should pray for our legislators, for our country, and for ourselves. It goes as follows:
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance
We know Your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good,” but that is exactly what we have done.
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism;
We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism;
We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle;
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery;
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare;
We have killed our unborn and called it choice;
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable;
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem;
We have abused power and called it politics;
We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition;
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression;
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to the center of Your will.
We ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
There are any number of quotes about patriots standing up for their country and for their freedom. For example, Elmer Davis, Director of the US Office of War Information during World War II, said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
Former President John Kennedy, whom I am convinced would no longer be welcome in the current Democratic Party, said, “Let every nation know whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and success of liberty.”
Stand-up-and-be-counted quotes can be found in endless number and context. People who will stand up and cheer and insist that “you can count on me” are growing in number and fervency.
But I go back to the wisdom of Proverbs 21:31. Will those willing to stand up on behalf of America also be willing to kneel before God on behalf of America?
We are in a battle that we may not be able to win apart from the divine intervention of God. If you knew that the only way to save America was to pray for it, would you? Well, it is the only way America will be saved, so why don’t you?
Don’t look for a concluding remark in my article. Just answer the questions I asked.
Steve “Doc” Troxel, Ph.D.