Well tonight could be the last night we are all in the UK together. The complacency that everyone’s been complaining about is well and truly over, the debate is on, more people will turn up to vote than most national elections I should imagine! Definitely a lot more than voted in the referendum on Proportional representation that the Lib Dems campaigned hard to get! I wish it was a simple clear choice between two options, but I’m afraid like most people I am pretty baffled by the opposing arguments. I am certainly aware of a lot of prominent Scots who’ve run Whitehall in the last few years. When I studied in Aberdeen though, the folk from Shetland and Inverness would have probably had a shorter flight to Norway than London, and I can see it’s difficult to understand the politics of Westminster and the South East, when you live so far away from all of this.
All I can say is I’m glad I don’t have to decide!
Who gets to run the country is of some significance to me now I am working for the NHS, as the politics is more national than local. I’m really enjoying my new job, and get to focus on the needs of vulnerable adults, children and those with long-term disabilities, which is why I went into social care in the first place.
I’m not sure where God would stand in the debate, as in Yorkshire we like to think we have the natural advantage of living in God’s own back-yard, but I do know his “united kingdom” would be pretty amazing, and that there would be no debate about who is in power. The vulnerable and those with disabilities would be top of the agenda, and those who suffer with ill-health would be blessed.
Revlations 21 v 1-5
21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”