The quickly lowering of the value of the dollar is somewhat alarming. It makes one left wondering at the long term implication it may entail. It may not be felt right now but in the long run it would surely have undesirable effects for America.
In other areas of the world, like for example Iran, they have begun to accept crude oil payments in other denominations other that the usual dollar money. If this trend is going to continue and more and more countries will pay in their own currency, what then? That's the question that needs contemplation and immediate solution. That problem should be nipped in the bud. As far as this aspect is concerned, it is indeed a problem that's still manageable by now. Another question that would automatically crop up is how it's going to be solved. It seems that options are narrowing and doors are closing in on the nation concerned.
Well, I am not trying to make 2008 a gloomy year for us. I just happen to ponder on these things. We are free to think and comment on issues that baffle us. And these are legitimate issues that get drowned out by the clamors of the shamefully irrelevant issues for attention. That's why important matters tend to be rather ignored and forgotten in a dark and dusty corner.
A verse from Psalm 75: 6-7 reminds us that " No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another." When situations develop which bring jeopardy and suffering to humanity, God is working His higher purposes.