As I read my Bible last night for a little hope after bad news had crashed in on us just days before, I turned to Isaiah 9:6  -- “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”


I knew this verse well and most of us do -- even those who do not proclaim to be a Christian.  It appears on cards, video emails and all types of signage during this time of year. 


A portion of the verse struck me this time when I read it.  I guess it stuck out because we are moving forward to 2012 and another Presidential election that will change the world – good or bad.  Those words:


‘the government will be on his shoulders’


“Yes, that is the answer the world is looking for,” I thought.


In 2008, Barack Obama was worshiped by many the world over. I remember watching Oprah Winfrey on election night when she said ‘there has never been a night like this on the planet earth.’ 


How wrong she was.  The night Jesus was born in a manger was bigger and brighter than the night Obama became President.


You see, Oprah, no man can fix the problems of this world.  Only Jesus, the Son of God, has the authority to do so.  He has the government on his shoulders and because we have not leaned into Him, we are a mess.  The entire world is a mess.


God is good at cleaning up our messes.  He’s done it since the beginning of time.  When a mess occurs, we look to man to fix it and then we realize – they can’t.  It is only then that we turn to God and seek His help.


Again, the world is messy.  All men have failed us from the White House, to Congress and to other government’s the world over.  Is it time now to once again lean into Him and let Him run the world government?  I think so.  I trust Him more than any politician because He has my best interest in His heart.  He was willing to send his Son to earth to live among us, to teach us and to train us in the way we should go.  He was willing to die on a cross to show the world that life does not end here.  This is just a place for us to learn to love Him and to love others and tell others about the greatest gift of all – our Father’s love.


“The government is upon His shoulders.”  Doesn’t that sound comforting? 


If the people of the world will unite under His authority, just think how awesome that would be -- because the whole world would be in His hands.  That’s my prayer this Christmas and for 2012.  May the one who wins the next election love the one true God with all his/her heart.  May he or she seek counsel from the Wonderful Counselor, and ask for peace from the Prince of Peace because He is our Mighty God and our Everlasting Father.  He will never leave us or forsake us if we believe in Him.


Who will that person be?


Will America reject God again when we elect our next leader?  Or, have we learned our lesson and will we be wise and discerning and believe in the one who has the government on His shoulders and the world in His hands?

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Comment by Roy G Callahan on December 24, 2011 at 3:10pm

Beautifully said. Thank you for saying it.

Comment by DURWIN WALTER DAVIS on December 24, 2011 at 8:14am

Merry Christmas back to you and to all!  We are blessed!  I know there is a committee in this outfit that deals with the city government, and I would like to make contact.  I will next Monday, when I call the office and I would like us to use a grassroots approach to our "making government work".  Government is the employee that you hire that will expend ten times the effort to keep from doing their assigned project, than if they just completed it "correctly", with a job well done.  I see expendatures brought up and meets legitimate recall and resistance and the "bill" is delayed, officially, when in fact it is rerouted through third tier commissions and lost off the radar with sunshine laws shredded by holding separate meetings, all with the council members, at different places and times to claim compliance with the sunshine statutes.  This is blatant "breaking of the statute", which has no penalty anyway.  Exposure is our only recourse.  Speaking on merit, John Crescimbini has an excellent record trying to keep things above board and after our dose of "alvin" were going to need him in the Mayorial position to help straighten things out.  Whether or not he would want the job is understandably a hard decision to make. 

Comment by DURWIN WALTER DAVIS on December 23, 2011 at 7:20am

Here's the Jax City Council "Office of Audit" of JEDC site, reporting on the corporate welfare disbursed (I think the $8M to the Jax Jags is hidden separately):  Remember this is tantamount to the FOX reporting on the condition of the HENHOUSE!  GO AND CHECK IT OUT!  Does FCTP have a committee that deals with city council misappropriations?  MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!


Comment by DURWIN WALTER DAVIS on December 22, 2011 at 9:56pm

Seriously; think of where we'd be with Clinton and WITHOUT Gingrich.  Rockefeller Republican George 41 had successfully allowed himself to be purged from office.  This is '92 with much the same of the scenario of 2008.  The whitehouse and both "legislative" bodies awash with Sol Alnsky liberals.  One thing we learned is Boehner ain't a Gingrich.  Gingrich pulled his tattered forces together and 'splained to them there wasn't but one way out of there, but victoriously through the scurvy yellow dog demorats.  He used the "stump grinding" method of legislating.  Grind 'em down till they bring it to a vote, and if they vote it down, keep bringing it up till they do pass it.  Newt was our president de facto and he was great!!!  I'll guarantee that hussein obama does not waznt to deal with a "GINGRICH"!!!  George 41 was watered down "carpetbaggers special".  Newt was the only man up there.  (remember Clinton had the mumps when he was 12 and was sterile.  Webster Hubbell is princess chelsea's biological father...arranged)

Comment by David Darwick on December 22, 2011 at 7:26pm

You might enjoy this. In Sunday School we studied the Wise Men/Magi, and learned some interesting things. Then, the teacher gave us these two gems.

They were Firemen

They care in a Honda car



Firemen--- the came from a far


The were all in One Accord.   :)

Comment by P3 Driver on December 22, 2011 at 12:31pm

In response to Rob Coffee's comment, "ditto for me." 

Comment by Rob Coffee on December 22, 2011 at 11:39am

As a citizen of a Kingdom that has no borders there is peace that surpasses understanding.

Even in a country with the biggest and best government money can buy.

Comment by Roy G Callahan on December 22, 2011 at 9:05am

Nice!!! And oh so true.

Comment by J on December 22, 2011 at 8:27am

Excellent Research 

Even though you think you know a candidate--do you really? Please check this extremely well referenced site by New Hampshire 9/12 on the GOP candidates re the issues conservatives care about.  

Comment by DURWIN WALTER DAVIS on December 22, 2011 at 8:02am



 In 1910, Oregon became the first state to establish a presidential preference primary, which requires delegates to the National Convention to support the winner of the primary at the convention. By 1912, twelve states either selected delegates in primaries, used a preferential primary, or both. By 1920 there were 20 states with primaries, but some went back, and from 1936 to 1968,12 states used them. (Ware p 248)

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