Had the weirdest dream this morning! For some reason, I was doing some work that required me to be in President Obama’s office early in the morning. After discovering me there, he asked me to walk with him as he went through his day (which, oddly, wasn’t very busy for the putative Leader of the Free World).
As we went through the day, he asked me my thoughts on his administration, policies, etc. I used the opportunity to explain that I did not think Socialism and Statism were the cures to America’s true ills, but neither did I think that unrestrained Capitalism and pure “Free Market” doctrines held the solution, either. I explained that America needs to <em>repent of its sins</em> and that <em>this</em> was the real key. I also discussed America’s place in prophecy for a while and what Scripture said was ahead for the country and the world.
At that point, the President objected to the idea of national repentance, saying something similar to what I (and many others) had seen from the YouTube clips of one of his speeches (available here; though, as always, let the surfer beware) — mainly the stuff in the beginning. (Actually, that speech deserves more discussion time, and not, I think, for reasons that might be obvious to most. That aside…) In the dream I simply responded, “Mr. President, for those willing to take the first step, God can show how to take the next. For those unwilling to take the first, all the steps that follow will remain a mystery.” (Or something like that.) Then I mentioned examples from some of the reigns of ancient Judah, in which God pulled the nation back from disaster after moments of repentance, however incomplete and temporary those moments may have been.
About that time I woke up. Weird dream to be sure, but one that I have to admit that enjoyed. 🙂