This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

How Many Months???? (Lord, Deliver Us!)

Well, February Madness was in full sway today.

Seriously, this year's Super Tuesday really seemed a lot like the Final Four of an NCAA Tournament--in slow motion. Instead of baskets and field goals, we had states and delegates. Instead of color commentators, we had political pundits. Instead of highly coordinated teams of tall, physically superior athletes running from one end to another on a basketball court, we had a motley collection of politically savvy candidates trekking from one precinct to another on a multi-state chessboard. (At least we were spared the analogous locker room interview with Hillary!)

I must confess, though, it's all been very entertaining and intellectually stimulating. Unfortunately, it's not just an athletic contest we're talking about. There's a lot more on the line than scalped tickets, pom-poms, nachos & cheese, and Goodyear blimps humming gracefully overhead.

We've got a long, potholed "November Highway" ahead of us as a nation. I guess that's not such a bad thing--there have been bumpy roads before. One thing for sure: at the end of this road, we'll arrive at one of three historical presidential destinations: 1) the first female president, 2) the first African-American president, or 3) the oldest president ever.

The times, they are a-changin! So hang on to your dentures--the potholes are probably going to be deeper than they've ever been before. The Final Four may have begun today, but the "Championship Game" is still another nine months away! Time Out!

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