On Saturday, September 26, 2020, Mitch and I sat on our deck and streamed the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court of the United States. It was a moving ceremony filled with patriotic music and American flags. It was easy to forget all the problems currently plaguing our nation. But one problem is particularly troubling, but we shouldn’t be surprised.
Whether you agree with the choice or not, she has an impressive resume and seems very qualified for the position. Her husband and family were present, and it is evident they mean the world to her. And she will need the strength of that family to get her through the Senate confirmation hearings.
She is already being criticized…not for her lack of qualifications or experience or an immoral personal life, but for her Christian faith. We are indeed entering a new era of American politics when being a Christian is considered a disqualifying factor. As Christians, we should not be surprised by this.
Isaiah 5:20 says, Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! We see evidence of this all around us. In these times, it is vitally important that we remember who we are and to Whom we belong.
I hope and pray we all heed the instruction Paul gave Timothy in 2 Tim 3:14. This is how it reads in the Worldwide English Translation: But you, Timothy, must keep on doing the things you have learned. You know they are right. You know who taught them to you.