Do you ever express thanks to God for what’s not true? Sometimes I consider what could be, and isn’t, and give God thanks.
The truth of that was particularly brought home to me as I recently read about John Kerry’s Dec. 4 appearance on ‘Face the Nation.’ Bob Schieffer asked the past presidential candidate a question about the progress of the war in Iraq…
BOB SCHIEFFER: "…Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman of
Connecticut, he takes a very different view, Senator Kerry. He says
basically that we should stay the course, because he says real progress
is being made. He says, ‘This is a war between 27 million Iraqis who
want freedom and 10,000 terrorists.’ He says we’re in a watershed
transformation. What about that?"
JOHN KERRY: …I don’t agree
with that. But I think what we need to do is recognize what we all
agree on, which is, you’ve got to begin to set benchmarks for
accomplishment; you’ve got to begin to transfer authority to the
Iraqis, and there is no reason, Bob, that young
American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead
of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women,
breaking sort of the customs of the — of — of — of — historical
customs, religious customs, whether you like it or not. Iraqis should
be doing that."
(Formatting mine.) Isn’t God gracious for what’s not true? I’m not really thinking about his assessment of our troops role in Iraq, so much as in God keeping him from winning the presidential elections. How much more so should we be thankful and give praise to God for what’s not true about us, but could’ve been?? We serve a great and mighty God who’s grace and mercy is overwhelming!