I’ve got to say, I have never been so completely disappointed in our system of government than I am after this week’s Senate Judiciary Hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. More like, a witch trial if you ask me.
The democrats on the hearing board have done practically everything short of throwing actual stones at this Catholic mother of seven, and boss babe, ACB.
Her entire hearing so far, has been one big effort to defend herself against slander, bullying, cruel, and downright ignorant jabs. She’s had to defend her family, after she was called into question for being a “white colonist” for adopting two Haitian children. Her faith has been ridiculed and frowned upon, arguing that, because she is a woman of faith, it renders her unable to fairly judge. She’s be questioned as to whether she is a racist. She’s been grilled about her prolife beliefs. It’s been nothing short of bullying, to be honest. Nothing she hasn’t dealt with before — if you recall in 2017 when Dianne Feinstein grilled Barrett, saying that “the Dogma lives loudly in you” — which, of course was cause for concern, according to Feinstein.
And the media has been not only backing up the attacks, but Webster’s dictionary even went so far as to change the definition of the term “sexual preference,” after Amy Coney Barrett used that term twice in her hearing. The media was quick to change what had been a completely politically correct term, to now be deemed bigoted, outdated and offensive.
She’s been called “clueless” by Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post. And Barrett’s proclamation that she believed in the “power of prayer” in her opening statement was met with an outcry of ridicule, mockery, and aggressive remarks on social media. Which — after the hot water Twitter has found itself in today surrounding their censorship of the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden and what was found on his recovered laptop — it’s no surprise that issues of faith and morality are met with cyberbullying and threats.
But that’s not really what I wanted to talk about tonight.
I want to talk about the grace that Amy Coney Barrett has demonstrated throughout this entire bloodbath, and how, I believe, she’s being blessed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
When asked about what materials she was using to rebut all of these attacks and defend herself, she merely held up a blank sheet of paper. The entire hearing was drop-jawed, as the senators on attack had binders and notebooks full of notes, from which they were using to try and pull a “gotcha.”
Wisdom. Understanding. Counsel. Fortitude. Knowledge. Piety. And fear of the Lord.
Those are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, and how, I believe she is channeling all seven of them. The media are calling her grace under pressure her superpower. I call it, being covered by the Holy Spirit.
She has shown tremendous fortitude, being able to withstand personal attacks on her faith and family – never wavering or denouncing that which she believes. And it is no doubt that the combination of her wisdom, understanding and counsel will serve her greatly, if, God willing, she become a Supreme Court Justice.
And, call me dramatic, but I think the overwhelmingly caustic and aggressive response to Barrett’s impeccable –and divinely-granted– strength is a glimpse into the full-scale, all-out war of good and evil. And, pause: NO, I AM NOT CALLING RADICAL LEFTISTS, OR ANYONE IS DISAGREEMENT WITH ACB EVIL! What I AM saying, is that acute backlash against matters of faith proves that there is darkness on the prowl. Any mention of Jesus or God is slammed down with a hammer, and, as it has been evidenced, all the powers-that-be in government, in the media, in our culture echo its suffocation, mockery, ridicule, and denouncement.
Let us take a page from Amy Coney Barrett’s book, and call upon that power in prayer. And pray, not just for the continued perseverance and strength of Amy Coney Barrett, but for our nation — and world, at large — because clearly, there is an enemy who does not want Christ to win. There is a force of darkness that wants nothing more than to snuff out Christ’s light. But praise, God, that is impossible, because He already won.
Lord, pour out your protection on your children, and defend us against such wickedness. And equip us with the tools necessary to defend ourselves, and protect our hearts and minds.
“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
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