Barring the kind of divine intervention I have not seen in my lifetime, it was bound to be a dark day no matter how things shook out.
Well, OK then. May I have the kind of faith to remember that God raised up Pharaoh for his own reasons*, and that there is no power but of God*, and to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s* (and not a denarius more!)
*1. “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2. Exodus 9:16; Romans 9:17
3. Romans 13:1-7
4. Matthew 22:21; Mark 12:17; Luke 12:25