As I started to write my daily countdown to November 2, I looked for a special message to write. Seven is a special number and it needed to be handled well and with great thought.
I always do a little research first and let the powers that be lead me in what to write. As I began surfing the internet, the very first headline I came across was: Seven banks closed this week. I stared in amazement at the headline and my stomach knotted. This was a sign.
I wondered if the financial crisis that put us in this mess will ever go away. Will there be any of those special small banks, community banks or your neighborhood banker left for us to go to for help? Or will we only have those few large banks or government run banks to go to for financial services? Let’s hope the final outcome will be similar to “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the townspeople will be there to fight against the evil Mr. Potter’s bank and trust.
I am writing this for a Monday posting and today is Sunday….the 7th day of the week. This was another sign.
My head went straight to the story of The Battle of Jericho. Joshua fought the Battle of Jericho and the walls came tumbling down (I know you are singing that in your head right now!) Joshua was instructed to establish a beachhead in his new homeland and he had to get past a big wall first. The plan was to make some noise with a horn every day for 6 days and circle the city saying nothing. On the last day – day 7 – he would appear to do the same thing but this time was different. They would do it 7 times and the walls would fall. Jericho would be won!
Can Liberty similarly win, I wondered? Is this our chance to spend the next week circling up in our own home towns by making phone calls to encourage people to get out and vote. We could stand on corners with signs of our favorite candidates. We could plan a Ballot BBQ to talk with friends about the candidates, amendments and judges. We could spend the next 6 days educating ourselves and others and getting ready for Day 7.
“Yes, we can!” I thought as I sang “Joshua fought the battle” all day in my head.
Then the last sign appeared.
As we drove home after Sunday dinner with the kids, the full moon in the sky over America followed us all the way home on the highway and then in our city streets. It was sitting in the dark navy blue sky all alone without a star anywhere to be found. It was watching over us and guiding us home. As we entered our neighborhood, the moon glow lit up our yard as bright as any man-made light pole ever could. That glow gave me comfort and assured me that all is well in America and the one who put the moon up tonight was watching over us.
The signs were there and have been all along. We saw them when the new grassroots activists showed up and said “Enough!” “No More Bailouts” “Stop Spending” “Liberty for All!” Those special signs and all those special people will save our special country. We have 7 days and on Day 7 – we will speak loudly and clearly and shout down the walls of tyranny in America. Do your part this week and say a prayer for your country and sing this song in your head too!