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The last thing the president thought he needed to worry about was Massachusetts. Sometimes it’s seemingly the most benign things that “get us with venom.” I’m surely not a Democrat, but I’m not a Republican, either. I just try to align my choices at the ballot box with my best assessment of who will promote morality and traditional family values in the country I love.
But what happened Tuesday in Massachusetts is nothing short of amazing. A few weeks ago, in a somber mode, I’d resigned myself to the fact that socialized healthcare, and all of its attendant freedom snatchers, was a happening thing in the U.S. I was sad because socialized medicine inevitably robs individuals of basic freedoms, because it inherently promotes the “victim mentality” in our communities and necessarily promotes a culture void of a healthy and godly work ethic, and because it, in the end, means the public funding of murder in millions of wombs. I was sad, too, because such a costly system is so very difficult to reverse.
I prayed a lot about this bill. Lots of you did, too. I told God that, while the picture was bleak, I knew that He could do anything he wanted to do. And then, through a bizarre turn of events and in an unexpected election, one of the most liberal states in the Union put Kennedy’s seat on the other side of the aisle, just at the last moment in history when the speeding healthcare locomotive could be stopped.
I’m aware also, that Scott Brown may not be the moral conservative that I could fully support if I were from Massachusetts. Some have said he is pro-choice. I think it’s pretty amazing that no matter how pro-choice he may be, he is effectively and practically very pro-life at the moment, whether he likes it or not. He is the most important tool the National Right to Life has at its disposal to prevent socialistic healthcare from eventually funding millions of abortions. It’s reminiscent of how a Pharaoh can play into the growth of an Israel or even a Judas into the scheme of redemption. (I’m not saying that the election of Brown has any comparative value to the scheme of redemption; I’m simply saying God can use the most unlikely people to accomplish good things.)
Don’t take away from anything written here that I think America has been divinely protected from its impending demise. I think we’ve been temporarily spared the costly sacrifice of a spectrum of freedoms involved in healthcare, and I’m grateful. I know babies’ lives have been spared, and I’m grateful. But the continued erosion of freedom, morality, and reverence for God and His Word will exact its toll on America just as it has on civilizations throughout history. We are, in the scheme of things, a very young nation. No nation is an established super power. Only God is.