Good Morning Pioneer Baptist!
Tuesday morning, and the beat goes on! We’re praying for America & the world during this crisis, while hearing positive reports about some drugs (hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir) that seem to be working, - & that’s a huge blessing.
I am sheltered in place at the office, pecking away & preparing for what we believe will be another “On-Line-Sunday.” We might pray that any “Virus Legislation” that comes out of Congress will be focused on the problem, not some liberal agenda attempting to maximize their moment while at once saying “who cares” about those who need help! The whole matter of stimulus payments brings some conflicting views, but if it is to be done, let it be done sincerely. Right now, the Green Deal, and voter registration, do not belong in a bill that is supposedly intended to help Americans who are struggling to make their mortgage payment.
According to one source, the House bill “proposed by Pelosi, D-Calif., additionally seeks to eliminate debt held by the U.S. Postal Service, require same-day voter registration, pay off $10,000 in student debt per person, mandate that airlines reduce their overall carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050, and force federal agencies to explain to Congress how they are increasing their usage of "minority banks." And, the legislation would provide for the automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas and restrict colleges from providing information about citizenship status. It would also allocate $35 million to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.” (Fox News' Chad Pergram, John Roberts, and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.)
Struggling Americans are the people our Congress must be thinking of right now. They are prohibited from working to earn their living, and they must be our focus economically as well as medically. Perhaps Deuteronomy 24:14-15 (KJV) can be related to their current plight: “Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.”
Let’s think of the “other guy.”
Love & prayers to all