Monday, June 21, 2010

Who do you worship?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Who do you worship?

As far as I can tell, we are going to have a country full of angry people.  I know I am angry.  As humans, we have a basic sense of justice.  We know that it is not right for us to work hard for something, and have somebody else get the same thing for free.  Health care is a basic case in point.

My husband has a job and pays for health insurance for our family.  We have 5 children, so our health insurance is rather expensive.  Between my husband's employer and our family, we pay about $750.00 a month, and our insurance is not very good - definitely mediocre!  Recently, our family has had a number of medical situations that needed to be attended to.  Our son had an anaphylactic reaction to a bee sting and had to be airlifted to our local trauma center.  I had to have back surgery on a disk at the bottom of my spine.  And then there are all of the stitches and trauma involved with having numerous children.  We have insurance, so some of those expenses were covered, but we were left with a large chunk that we needed to take care of.  Between medical and dental bills, our family spends anywhere from $500 to $800 a month - that doesn't include our insurance premiums!  Here is were the anger comes in - we know many people that have had medical emergencies also, but rather than spend money on insurance premiums and hospital bills, they have elected to apply for Medicaid.  With their massive medical bills, they only get a statement telling them what the State paid on their behalf. That's it!  No spending $500 to $800 dollars a month plus $300 more for insurance.  Just a statement.  And who says we had no "socialized medicine"?  Ha!  Our family is saddled with our medical bills, plus everyone else who "can't" pay, and has to ask the State for assistance!

And it just got worse.  Now we have "National Healthcare".  What does that mean to all of us hardworking, taxpaying, law abiding folks?  It means that we will have less money in our pockets to take care of the responsibilities that God gave us, our children.  It means that the government will demand the right to be in our homes, since they are now "responsible" for our healthcare.  It means that parents will have relinquished their God given responsibilities to care for their children to the State.  God forbid!

The way that I see it, God gave us the responsibility to take care of ourselves and our children.  That is our responsibility - not yours.  In giving us the responsibility, God built in a perfect opportunity to rely on Him, not the State.  If I have to spend $500 a month for the next 10 years to take care of my responsibilities, so be it!  God will provide that $500.  He may use His people to provide that money, if we are unable to do it - but He won't provide it at the end of a shotgun!  He won't walk into your house and demand it from you.  He will ask, and you can choose to say "yes" or "no".    With National Healthcare there is no choice.  The people that use the system, will continue to use the system.  The thousands of people not using the system, will be forced into it, against their will, and soon, we will have a nation of slaves.  We will work for the State.  We will live for the State.  We will be told how to live by the State.  Ultimately, we will worship the State.

National healthcare is yet another encroachment on our personal freedoms.  We are no longer a free people.  There is no redress of grievances.  We have become a nation of weak, indulgent, mindless sheep.  We aren't willing to suffer, we aren't willing to die - we live only to serve our master - The State.  I say no!  I say we serve the risen King.  I say we are responsible for our own selves.  I say we need be ready to pick up our cross and follow Him.  I say "A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it." Proverbs 22:3

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