I arose early this morning to work on The Bones of Makaidos and realized that it was now 2009. I am not one to stay up late or go to parties, so the dropping of the ball in Times Square is something I rarely see. I don't make resolutions, and I don't write down goals or expectations. I am such a pragmatist, it makes more sense to plan on a daily basis as life changes rather than to pick a particular day and make a contrived list that won't last.
Does that sound like a New Year's version of Ebenezer Scrooge? Maybe so. It's still pitch black outside this morning, and the figurative storm clouds I see on the horizon might be darkening my perspective, so please forgive the "Bah! Humbug!" grumbling.
Yet, the storm clouds are very real. If Barack Obama becomes president (no, it's not certain yet), I believe the next year or two could bring about the most significant and most damaging changes this country has experienced in its history. Christians, especially, will suffer.
I won't go into detail yet. I'm hoping for a miracle that will expose Obama for the evil fraud that he is, and he won't be sworn into office. If that miracle doesn't occur, maybe I'll post my dark forecast in detail. We'll see.
Although in the coming year Christians could suffer losses in a temporal sense, and we might suffer greatly here on earth, we will never lose hope. God will ultimately triumph, and all His enemies, should they refuse to repent, will be destroyed. And God's children, His holy ones who do not bow down to the idols of this world, will be taken up to glory.
Hmmm... It seems that dawn is breaking. Maybe it won't be such a bad year after all.