A picture of a cyclone heading for the statue of liberty has been circulating the web even as the blasts of the hurricane Sandy in the East Coast die down.Reports of lost homes, damage from 50 - 70 mile per hour winds spread over the countryside. Many people have not gotten their electricity restored, and the re-building has commenced . As we pray for our brothers and sisters in this side of the world, my thoughts have turned to our Creator who controls all things on the earth. Perhaps the Lord in His mercy allowed the forces of nature to help stir us up to cry out for Him in this hour of need for godly men in leadership for our country again? Could it be that the cries of the people for mercy in the tempests surrounding us this weekend help move the direction of this nation as we bow our hearts to Him? We have been praying that God will turn the hearts of His people back to Him. Simply put, God's people, the nation of Israel turned to false gods, just as this nation has done. We have turned to the gods of money~ "vote for me and I will give you a job!". Comfort and convenience~ a baby is too much work, let's just "take" care of it with an abortion. We have come to worship the athlete and celebrity instead of the King of the Universe. As much as I am so grateful for God's hand of mercy on many who were "unscathed" from this storm, many were not so fortunate. Yet, I have to wonder if this hurricane is a blessing in disguise from God, his mercy to return back to Him? How many of us turned to God in this hour as we heard the shrieking winds, the twenty foot tree that just missed crushing our homes and everything in them? It certainly is a wake up call to see just how fragile we are in light of the forces that encompass us. Is God trying to tell us something? Is He opening our eyes to what lies beneath the surface of "life as usual?" I have a feeling, that we have no idea what lies ahead for us, if we do not continue to cry out to God and vote for a man who represents God's law, not man's law. If we dishonor God, He cannot "tarry" with us. Our heavenly Father, whether you believe in Him or not, believes in you. Yet, He cannot be near sin. God is holy. He is righteous. He is the rescuer of the oppressed and the helpless. We, on the other hand, full of evil, allow the enemy to control us with lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes. We are drawn to things that we crave, often sinful things, if we want to be honest and truthful. Some of our desires are not bad ones, necessarily. A good job to provide for our family, a healthy, safe life. We long to be loved by others and live long productive lives. We want to make a mark in this world for good not evil. God allowed His chosen people, the nation of Israel to be overtaken by their enemies. Because when they turned their back on Him in rebellion He gave them what they wanted. When we see evil in our world, we want to point a finger at God and blame Him for neglect, for depriving us from His love. When in fact, it is simply that we choose our own dark desires over the desires of the One who truly cares for us. This election, what will you choose? Life or death?