I'm sort of out of the loop out here, in Bratwurstland.
I lost, or threw away, my absentee application, so I was unable to vote. I know, boo, hiss, boo, however, I think that my perspective on the elections have changed since the last time. Living in a foreign country, you see just how prosperous and secluded Americans are, in general. Having been to India, I've seen poverty at it's peak, or depth. Living in Germany, I serve my family in a mostly socialist country (yes, it frustrates me). I have to deal with it. Just like Christians in the states would have to deal with it, if our government went south.
This is a confession I need to make. I came to Germany as an American Christian. I didn't know how much I relied on my status, or how much I found security in being an American, until I found myself a foreigner. It's very true, most of the world does not like Americans. As fickle as the world is though, that could all change. The point is, I had to come and am still coming to the realization that apart from Christ, there is nothing. No governments, no cities, no places of business, no bakeries, no people, no breath. "In Christ alone my hope is found. He is my rock, my strength, my song." I am a Christian in India, in Germany, and in CA. I'm a Christian, full stop.
I think that prior to living here, I knew that in my head, but God has really proved it to my heart and is proving it. I know I married an Indian for a reason. To show me my home is in heaven.