The economic, political and social system of the United States was in a shambles. The attacks of 9/11 made the people afraid, a recession verging on depression shook their confidence in the financial system, health care issues divided the country and Hurricane Katrina made them feel even nature was against them. The people cried out for help.
An historian responded, “We should pay more attention to the Constitution. The Founding Fathers provided us a plan that can survive all these problems.” The people answered, “No, the Lord will prevail; the Lord will save us.” So the historian went back to his books.
The Gulf Oil Spill happened and the people cried out again for help. A political science professor responded, “The president and the legislature should work together to solve these problems.” The people answered, “No, the Lord will prevail; the Lord will save us.” So the professor went back to writing a book.
The educational system began to crumble under the shortage of financial support. The people cried out for help to save their children from a desperate future. A community organizer suggested, “It won’t be a quick fix, but everyone should study the issues – really learn what they mean rather than trusting the pundits on television – and then they should vote to solve these problems.” The people answered, “No, the Lord will prevail; the Lord will save us.”
And so the country succumbed to waiting on the Lord.
Upon arriving in heaven, the people marched straight over to God. “Heavenly Father,” they cried together, “We trusted in you. We prayed to you to save our country and yet you did nothing. Why?” God gave them a puzzled look and replied, “I sent you the Constitution, a timeless document upon which the greatest country was built. I sent you a government based on the three branches working together to solve problems. And finally, I reminded you that yours was a government of the people, by the people and for the people, so you should get out and vote responsibly. What more did you expect!”