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On keeping them guessing.

It was election day today. I voted this evening, which gave me a full day to flip-flop between ‘yes’ & ‘no’.

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In the end I decided to go for the unusual combo of voting for the Liberal Democrat candidate on one ballot, and ‘no’ to the referendum question on the other. Holding those two decisions together is a little odd, but it works for me.

We shall see very soon how it all plays out.

In other news, today I was in Durham: some Hebrews 8 with lovely Jo, and beginning a new term of Bible study prep with some of the small group leaders.

Last term I had an average of about two students at each SLOBS session in Durham. Today I got 13.
Pretty different, but lots of fun.

Summer term finds us studying Exodus, and we were looking at chapter 1 & 2 – amazed at God’s sovereignty, and His faithfulness to His promises. Even when things look desperate, He is at work.

I love the last verses of chapter 2:

“The people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.Exodus 2:23-25

It feels like we’re standing on the edge of a cliff as we read it. God hears their cries, he sees their pain, he knows. Israel have been waiting for 400 years, and any moment now the rescue is going to begin.

So exciting!

In summary: waiting to see.

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One thought on “On keeping them guessing.

  1. Parental unit (male) on said:

    Round these parts the choice of candidates was Conservative (standing for re-election); Labour (who said it was all about local issues but then sounded off about the Con-LibDem coalition and didn’t put forward any local issues to discuss) and Green – who were so keen to save the planet that they didn’t put any pieces of paper through our door. Not much choice and even less info on which to make a limited choice: went for the devil we know.
    As for the referendum, I think that the lies told by the No campaigners were far worse than the lies from the Yes group -especially the farce of calling the current method ‘first past the post’. Winning a seat when you have obtained perhaps 30% of the votes doesn’t seem to me to pass any posts at all.
    Neither system is ideal: PR would be better but if (as seems likely now) AV is rejected then I don’t see any attempt being made to change the current method for 20 years.
    So, I voted ‘Yes’ – but at least I will be able to say ‘I told you so’ for years to come.

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