No more annoying commericals about what this person did, or didn’t do, or who they hired, or who they fired, or how bad they are, or how great they are. Atleast for another 2 years that is.
We did see history last night. It is yet to be determined if that is positive or negative. What excites me most however, is not the change of leadership, the change in philosophy, or the end of the annoying campaign ads. What excites me most is our opportunity for the Church (with a big “C”) to stand up and be the church.
There are many excited about “the change” that will come. There will be change, but we must remember that our hope is ultimately with our heavenly Father, not the Oval Office. I think about when Jesus told his followers to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and give to God what is God’s. I know he was talking about taxes, but could we also apply that to our hope? Could that be a reminder that while positive change may come from the government or the new president, our hope ultimately rests with God?
So we have an opportunity before us. We can let “change” come from governement. We can let them tackle the issues of poverty, sickness and oppression. We can let them do the work. OR. Or we can go be the hands and feet of Jesus to a still hurting world. (notice that the people that were suffering yesterday are still suffering today?) We can go be the Church and bring the much needed change to our country and to our world.
Can government play a role? Of course. But they should not be the lead role. They should be the supporting cast.
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