“Nightmare Choices” is the title of an article written by LaGard Smith on Facebook. It is an appropriate title as he writes “about the battle of lives versus livelihoods as we begin the process of reopening society.”
He closes the article with these words:
“Wouldn’t it be reassuring if during this crisis our leaders’ decisions were informed, not just with science, but by faith in the One who knows the unknowable? And wouldn’t we, ourselves, be better equipped to make difficult choices if we more fully grasped the eternal perspective of the Divine Sovereign whose crowned head rests ever so easily?”
To better understand and appreciate that last line, LaGard reminds us in the article of Shakespeare’s statement, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Our God does not suffer the weaknesses and lack of knowledge of earthly leaders.
As we are in the process of tough, “nightmare” decisions, let’s remember to be in prayer for our national and state leaders. Also our elders and church leaders. And for one another.
8 Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard;
9 he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.
10 For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.
11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance. (Psalm 66:8-12 NIV)