Weeping for her children.....Jeremiah 31:15, quoted in Matthew 2:18 when we learn how Herod massacred the babies in Bethlehem in an attempt to kill the baby Jesus, has been running through my mind this morning.
"Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel (Rachel) weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not."*
The health care bill we've all heard so much about has been passed by the Senate this Christmas Eve morning in a 60-39 vote. Why the rush? An almost 400 page ammendment to this bill was just added on Sat. morning. The last time a vote was rushed through the Senate in this country on Christmas Eve was in 1895 and it was a worthy act, providing federal funds for servicemen.
This bill has not been given enough time to be analyzed, thought about or prayed over.
Why the rush?
The lure of decent health care for all is tantalizing to those of us who care about others! After all, didn't Jesus teach us to take care of each other? To love each other is our second greatest commandment behind loving God. This is where the deception lies. Our government pretends to be our "Big Brother" or our loving parent. The news media is reluctant to talk about secret meetings and closed door deals that are made in order to buy votes. Part of the reason is that they really don't know exactly what goes on behind closed doors. Much of the news is biased.
That's what's been happening in Washington this week. Votes that Pro-lifers depended on were lost in bargaining sessions. Read the news, but read between the lines. Deception rules the day in Washington on Dec. 24, 2009.
This gargantuan, misunderstood bill claims that in 10 years 11% more people will be insured.
If it's going to take 10 years to realize these goals, then why the rush to vote on Christmas Eve morning?
*King James Version