By: Susan Bea Good
“Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eye; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression…” (Isaiah 1:16-17a)
Tuesday was my State’s Primary election day. Since then I’ve been tossing around two options for blog topics regarding the outcome. I worked as a Poll Challenger in Grand Rapids and suspect I witnessed many Hillary Democrats using the Republican ballot in an attempt to spoil the vote for Ted Cruz. If this is so they may have cost her the State of Michigan, as Bernie Sanders snatched it from the 20 point deficit it had been in just days before. I could write about that irony or the analogy I saw this morning as I performed my spring dog poo yard clean up. I believe I’ll take on the analogy.
Each spring thaw I’m faced with a three acre yard bombed with dog debris that must be removed ASAP, preferably before our seven grandsons take their first-of-the-warm-season-run-through. This job requires a plan and a strong stomach. The key to my strategy is to triple bag my dominant hand, which enables me to fulfill my commitment to thoroughly remove each pile. Of course this initial clean up must be maintained throughout the warm months, as the chance of an unexpected “ugly incident” is always possible, and nobody wants that!
Drawing an analogy comparing my seasonal yard clean up to the underbelly of politics is too easy. The number of candidates, supporters, spokespersons, and party strategists perpetrating excremental-bombs on the public during an election cycle is enough to overcome the strongest stomach. Just as one is exposed three more surface. Identifying the extent of the affects of their corruption is more challenging, and successfully implementing a plan for clarification and clean up is nearly impossible. However, without a commitment to occasional vigorous restorative measures the landscape would become unusable for our families.
May God bless those who sacrifice themselves to be part of the clean-up crew. These positions are not often glamorous or appreciated. Our government would be completely corrupted and there would be no hope for our children’s futures if someone wasn’t willing to clean up the messes!
This blogger’s intent is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!
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