Laurie’s dad, Stu, and I watched the first half of the Gonzaga-Memphis game, turned it off at halftime and talked. Stu brought up again how the Lord had told him a year ago or so that He was fed up with all governments—all—and He was going to deal with each of them.

In spite of all our concern about politics, our new president, the stimulus package and everything else, Isaiah had some interesting words to say about the Lord’s view of nations.

“Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust. All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.”

A drop from a bucket. Dust on the scales. Less than nothing. Emptiness.

What should we really be concerned about? In what should we place our trust?