Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"A Savior on Capitol Hill"

(by Derek Webb)

"I’m so tired of these mortal men
With their hands on their wallets and their hearts full of sin
Scared of their enemies, scared of their friends
And always running for re-election
So come to DC if it be thy will
Because we’ve never had a savior on Capitol Hill

You can always trust the devil or a politician
To be the devil or a politician
But beyond that friends you’d best beware
’Cause at the Pentagon bar they’re an inseparable pair
And as long as the lobbyists are paying their bills
We’ll never have a savior on Capitol Hill

All of our problems gonna disappear
When we can whisper right in that President’s ear
He could walk right across the reflection pool
In his combat boots and ten thousand dollar suit

You can render unto Caesar everything that’s his
You can trust in his power to come to your defense
It’s the way of the world, the way of the gun
It’s the trading of an evil for a lesser one
So don’t hold your breath or your vote until
You think you’ve finally found a savior up on Capitol Hill"

OK, so this is about as political as I'll get. It's Inauguration Day, & there are a lot of excited people who think that Obama is going to change the world. And there are many people who are now expecting a bunch of benefits while doing nothing to earn them. Let me just say that there will never be anyone in office who can solve all of your problems. No political party can do this, & no President can, either. I'm not attacking the new President, so please don't take it that way. I'm just saying that his power is limited. So, anyways, please join me in praying for our new President: that he will know Jesus Christ as his Savior, that God will give him the wisdom needed to lead this country, & that God will protect him from crazy assassins (have you ever thought about the first 3 letters of that word that are promptly repeated? Interesting...)

Update on Christopher: He had his laser procedure today, & he's at work with his eye patch on & quite happy that he didn't miss Taco Bell Tuesday! {While he was in the Laser Room, I sat in what appeared to be the nurse's office or something. I had quite the experience with a doctor whom we'll call "Dr McMeany". Man, some people are jerks! A child was crying in the waiting room, and he muttered, "Shut up" under his breath. Then, he asked if he could help me, & when I said that Dr. Boniuk had told me to wait there, he muttered under his breath again, saying, "That's weird." Dr McMeany then went on to talk to the nurses about the crying boy & grouched about a few other things. It kinda made me glad for Christopher's quiet doctor.} Anyways, Chris was pretty uncomfortable at first, but he felt a lot better by the time we got back to this side of town. There doesn't appear to be any change in the tumor, according to the pictures that were taken last week. So, that's good. He said again that the tumor is expected to shrink slowly, so no change is a good thing for now. Thanks for your prayers!

1 comments:

Rebecca said...

Amy,

Amen about the Obama not being anything more than a man! I do join you in praying for him and our country.

I'm glad for Chris's fast recovery (I wouldn't want to miss taco bell tues either). I'll continue to pray for his healing.