Sunday, November 4, 2012
Calming the Tempest
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. (New Testament, Matthew, Chapter 8)
I heard it reported recently, after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy that people on the east coast are considering voting for the reelection of President Obama on the basis of climate change. They have been convinced that Mitt Romney cannot change the climate, but that Mr. Obama can.
Really? Has the liberal media been THAT successful in their endeavors to portray this man as the Messiah? It is one thing to expect a political candidate to change the economy. He should have sound foreign policies, and plans for taxes and the deficit. But can we really expect any politician, even the president, to be capable of changing the weather?!
The last time I checked, it was the ACTUAL Messiah who could do that. Jesus, with the simple words, "Peace. Be still," calmed the tempest. His divinity and his faith allowed him to do this.
All of Mr. Obama's rhetoric cannot pause the rains. His Socialist Agenda will never slow the lightest breeze. His communist upbringing cannot thaw the snows, nor cool the ocean currents. The polar bear population will neither increase nor decrease simply at his word.
The only Word that can truly alter climates, can truly calm the storms, both within and without, is the only Name by which we can truly be saved. His is the Word which can change hearts. He is the Lord of Heaven and earth. Only Jesus Christ is the Messiah.
I had originally planned to write about the voice of wickedness in electing bad officials. But if the people allow this falsehood to continue, it is the voice of stupidity that is speaking loudest.
I am not saying that Mitt Romney is closer to God than anyone else. I do not claim that he will change the weather. But if any man suggests that any other man can do these things, including President Obama, that man is either a liar or an idiot. In fact, the Bible would say he is a false prophet.
Let's forget the hype and the rhetoric and put ourselves in God's hands. I would rather be there than anywhere else. Where men's hands fail, His will not. And to those people who are attempting to deify any human man, I say, "Shut up."