You know that feeling you get when you fall asleep dreaming of a snow day, and wake up to rain instead? Many of us are waking up to a rainy day.
I had to remind myself as much as the boys that the result of this election was no surprise to God. He knew long ago who would win. And as I think about where we are now, two things stand out to me.
First, God has rightly checked our desire to hang hope on a man. There is no place to go but our knees as we face an uncertain future decidedly hostile to God’s values. But there is also no better place to face it from!
And second, this election is proof positive of the enormous mission field our country has become. Most people simply don’t know God. And in troubled times, they turn to the man who promises the moon, instead of the One who made it. Sadly, they have no idea how much God greaves their misplaced trust. Nor can they comprehend the accountability we will face over our country’s disregard for ethics, morality and human life.
Now, more than ever, we need to reach out in love and share the unshakeable hope we have God’s Son. Only then will eyes be opened, hearts be changed, and our country be healed.
2 Chronicles 7:14 and Jeremiah 29:11…These are not the promises of a politician. They are promises we can count on.
Get out your umbrellas and let’s get to it! There are a whole bunch of people who are looking for the hope we (still) have. :)