Wow, what a weekend. I am not sure what caused more anxiety for folks – watching some of these last minute bracket busting March Madness games or watching the house work until late at night passing this Health Insurance Reform Bill. I had some other things in mind today, but on my morning run, I decided I should probably touch on this rather historic bill, especially since after checking Facebook, it seems to be on everyone’s mind.
No matter how you look at this, America as a country will never be the same. I have really not spent much time reading the details of the bill, and really who knows since it was passed in such an seemingly unconventional way last night. I really don’t know whats in or out, and so its hard for me to judge the impact at this point. I am sure some will be helped, and other will be harmed with the passing of this bill. Time will tell us the real impact to America. Some will offer praise today, some will ask for guidance and express concern. Personally, I am not overly excited about the deal.
If you are expressing joy today for this change in America – do so with a kind spirit. If this bill was not to your liking, educate yourself, protest peacefully and lovingly and work for change. But either way, the thing we can point to today, is something that is bigger than this bill. Something that I hope will keep you striving today to impact the world immediately around you and to make a impact in peoples lives.
35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a] 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 (New International Version)
17The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:17 (New International Version))
Whether your team lost this weekend, or you think the country is going down the tubes, keep striving to impact your neighbor, and keeping doing the will of God – which is to love your neighbor!