Forty Days of Prayer XI
We have 30 days to pray regarding this election. We have until our last breath to pray about anything!
My topic is respect today because I saw disturbing things today. Both were bold, disrespectful actions that tell me the Enemy, (Satan, devil, Lucifer, adversary, roaring lion, etc) is busy.
1. Someone posted a picture of a sign at a gasoline/quick store business. At the bottom of the advertisement, read these large print words: “Romney-Ryan bumper stickers removed here, FREE.” The sign aroused an action in me of complaint, simply because someone did that to me! More frightened that angry, I sighed and ordered a replacement. Whoever took the bumper declaration had it backfire because now I had to send in another contribution! Well, I didn’t HAVE to, but I did.
2. This one is downright repulsive: Adversaries of Romney-Ryan were caught peeing on yard signs. In the first place, urinating in public is against the law and secondly, they were trespassing, and thirdly, they lacked simple respect. I don’t know that anyone has peed on my yard signs, but I have had a yard sign vandalized. It was one of those plastic signs that slip on over the wire. The plastic was turned inside out and a vulgar message written on it.
Since I have been a victim in both of these areas, I do not find this action pleasant or amusing. I ask this: “Whoever you are, how would you like it if someone did that to your signs?” Even if the violation seems somehow non-violent, it is still wrong and if I did that to your opponent, you would probably try revenge.
Jesus taught, however, in the Sermon on the Mount, these words after issuing conduct for Kingdom living: “. . .but I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them. . .” Matthew 5:43-48.
Of course, I don’t know who took my bumper sticker and I don’t know who vandalized my sign, but I pray for you and your kind. Only God can change hearts. We need to ask on their behalf because they are not going to ask for themselves.