Yesterday, we took Benjamin to the doctor for his usual checkup. While we were there, the conversation turned interesting.

The doctor asked us about President Obama, the stock market, and the global economy. He asked what was going on with Obama. I replied, “I think a lot of people put their hope in him and are not seeing the results they had hoped for.” I was trying to not get into the politics of the conversation and tried to give a simple answer. I said that I didn’t see an easy answer to the economic problems. He responded, “Oh, no. Don’t tell me that.” I had to respond with something, so I said the first thing that comes to my mind.

I said, “But it’s a good thing we don’t put our hope in a President, we put our hope in God.” I left it at that. He understood what I said, and I’m hoping someday to be able to continue the conversation with him.

It was a little glimpse of testimony and confidence in something other than the President of the United States or in the rebounding of the economy. My God is bigger than both of those things, and He is in control.

By the way, Ben is healthy. He weighs 23 pounds and is 28 inches long. He got some shots, but he’s fine.