“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” was a slogan for a medical device company that started in the late eighties. Because the first commercials were just a little bit overly dramatic, if my memory serves me right, it begged comedians and others to joke. Every time someone had to get on the floor, they’d jokingly say, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Shoot, umpteen years later, I still occasionally say those words when I’m on the floor…and most of the time I am just having fun.
There is nothing funny about falling, falling in love, maybe, falling on your face or backside, not so much. Now when other people fall that’s a different story. We laugh hysterically at them and capture it on video and try and win America’s Got Talent. Not that it takes much talent to fall as gravity does most of the work. Oh wait, wrong show. If you’re watching people fall and no one asks if they’re ok or offers to help, but just laughs and laughs and laughs, while filming the whole episode, that’s America’s Funniest Home Videos. But I digress…because there is nothing funny about falling, especially as a nation.
Just like the medical device, I wish there was a button we could push that would send out a signal for help. As a nation, we have fallen and we cannot get up on our own. We need help, but we don’t have a button we can push. But we’ve got something even greater. It’s called prayer. We are called to pray for our nation. To pray for our leaders; not complain, but pray.
Tomorrow is the big day. Though many people have already voted, I am waiting for the last minute on this election. Honestly, I’m not thrilled with either candidate, but I am thrilled about one thing. No matter who wins, Jesus is still on the throne. As a believer, I am a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. My King is reigning on High! So though America has fallen, Jesus is still Upright!
Here’s even some more good news:
Now, to the one who can keep you from falling
and set you without defect and full of joy
in the presence of His Sh’khinah — Jude 24 (CJB)
Even if our great nation has fallen, it doesn’t mean that you and I have to fall with it. Fall on our knees and pray-yes! Fall into our nations’ sin-no! God is able to keep you and me upright and to present us before His throne spotless and full of joy! That is the best news I’ve heard this whole election season.