~~ by tkbrown
I cannot imagine what it must be like to be in his position, having lost so much . . . How does one rebuild after such devastation? . . . after seeing so much suffering and misery? . . . after opening eyes to the cruelest of cruel and the most surreal of the most beautiful? The pain in his facial expression, his eyes, brings tears to mine that won't blink back. So much planning! Will it be enough to bring life to a town so marred by death? Can any amount of planning or effort to jumpstart life -- after so much death -- ever diminish or take away the pain? The stress of shouldering so much responsibility must overwhelm even the strongest of men at times. One must respect, if not admire, the tenacity of those in public office, muddling through the mire that life has suddenly wrought -- with no warning -- no time to prepare for the insurmountable struggles faced by all during these uncharted times. These are the times when I look to the scriptures for guidance and for resolution within myself. Many specific passages come to the front of my mind, but for this day, one can take comfort in the message meted out in the thirteenth chapter of Romans (NKJV). To those in positions of power during this time of foreboding, each is to be subject and to give honor. He or she has been burdened with the greatest load any leader has ever known. Even war does not wreak the havoc, pain and loss of incurable illness. In the end, each of us, whether stricken or not, whether impoverished or not, must answer for deeds directed toward those in power -- for each is appointed that power by the Lord God. Let me never forget, if characteristics needed to address the burdens of the time were mine, I would be there; but, I do not have what it takes to meet today's challenges head-on -- most of us do not . . .. Thus, I must respect those whom God deems able to fill whatever needs arise on this day, and on every day throughout this time of trial. May God Bless and Keep Each of Them, and May He Be Their Strength and Refuge!
Source Referenced: The Holy Bible (NKJV) — the New King James Version
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