After observing things the past two years, I have a few thoughts as we move forward as a nation, society, and as Christendom at large.
Firstly, some people blame our President for the failures of society. Others say we as Christians should look in the mirror for the culprit. We have to remember that people will always be imperfect. There will never be a perfect candidate. There will never be a perfect country. However, we can unite together behind the one who is always the same. The one who is always perfect. The one who not only loves but is Love itself. Our hope is in the Lord. It is only through Him that we receive strength to carry on. It is through God’s help that we have hope for a better tomorrow.
Secondly, as this election season is over, I pray for our President over the next few years. I pray that his faith continues to grow. I pray that he allows God to lead him, and I pray for our nation. Whichever direction we move politically, God is still here. He was with us during the persecution in Rome and He was there when Constantine ended that affliction. We do not know which of these will will face until Jesus returns, but we can trust Him.
In the sixth century BC, the Babylonians began deporting Jews to Babylon from their native lands. In Jeremiah 29:11, God told the Jews, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” The same kind of promise God gave to the Jews over 2500 years ago still stands. Although we may not know what is to come, we have hope, and we have grace.
Finally, and most importantly, we have a mission to do. A mission to spread God’s truth and love to the world. This goes beyond political barriers, elections, and national boundaries. Through the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us, faith hope and love will prevail.