God looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.
Psalm 53: 2 NRSV
God, could you just look away for a moment? Perhaps Saturn needs your attention at this time. Or maybe there is lots to celebrate in the heavenlies. Just don't be looking for any wise people here, Lord!
The reason, God, is that it is the election season. The local primaries are coming up and, well, God I am just not hearing much wisdom around here.
Let alone any who are seeking after you.
The foolish are running and the wicked are not far behind. It is pretty close in the poles. And these are supposedly the ones who will lead and govern us locally. But there is much malice, hatred, and lying going on here. It is all about power and corruption. The money trail is pretty convoluted. So are the advertisements.
Perhaps, Lord, if they were really seeking your face they would not be running for election. I don't know.
I pray that the rest of us try to continue to search for you, to seek after the living God. May we be counted among the wise.
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims