Even though I REALLY like to talk politics, I believe it is better to focus on what is better for our nation than doing excessive venting. For this reason, the Gruenbaum house is choosing to promote something non-political. (Whoops! Forty years ago, this sign would have been much less political than it is now. In today’s climate, choosing to think differently then some politicians makes you VERY political regardless of how vocal you are.)
Our church offered these signs for pickup after the service. Besides our house, there are 3 or 4 other houses that also have this sign up in our neighborhood. (My dad’s excuse for not telling people how he voted or being on the church registry was, “What if the communist get a hold of the list? What will they do then?”) Besides the few signs out in peoples yards, I am guessing there are a few sympathizers in other homes. (Living in my part of Texas makes me pretty certain of this.)
Other homes have signs encouraging you to vote “yes” (Are you a Backer?) or “no” on the school bond. (The “yes” signs seem much more popular–I guess a visible “yes” for kids is much better than a visible “no”. ) I have not seen many political signs for candidates in yards. Off of the main roads, I see a few. I get the feeling the enthusiasm this year is not there…(The “…” is all of the political things I want to say, but since I have already likely shown my political hand, it probably doesn’t matter.)
Regardless of where this election or this nation go, the sign points us to Whom we need to put our trust in. The Senate may change hands, or it may not. The evils of the world may infiltrate our borders and make us feel less safe than we have felt in many years. Chaos may reign internationally, nationally or on the local level. But, in your household, commit to a focus on eternal things. You will be rewarded with a peace that will survive any election process.