Has any one else had the thought that this whole "economic crisis" thing is eerily similar to the Tower of Babel in the Bible? What provoked this thought was that I can name many people who are living places they never thought they would because of job changes due to layoffs and terrible times. It's like we may be living a chapter of a future Bible part 2 in the book of America where it reads (in verse 28 b...you know I had to add the b), "God was not pleased with how the Americans were living. They were self-consumed, comfortable and had forgotten all about Him. So God caused economic MEYHEM and people were scattered all over the nation in confusion." The later verses go on to explain how we all wailed and cried how unfair it all was, and what we would do without our retirement, and what a bummer it is that no one wants braces now (ouch!) cause times are hard. God keeps watching and waiting for this nation to turn to Him and see HIM as the source of life and good things.........wish I could read the end of that book, right?
As an aside: If we are in a second Bible I may start seriously acting out so I can get a chapter to myself. I hate to say it but the squeaky-sinning-God -lover gets the chapter (sometimes even the BOOK!) in the Bible. I think I'm off to a great start in my lack of humility. :)