“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.John 14:1-6
I’m going to dip my toes into current events a bit here. Full disclosure, on average I spend maybe 30 seconds a day looking at the news. I believe that the general ebbs and flows of our society can be grasped rather quickly – digging in any deeper is just a recipe for stress and worry over things that I myself cannot control.
From the lead-up to the general election on November 6th, through the Georgia runoffs yesterday, I have seen and heard many a believer proclaim much stress and worry. Now I have also seen many a pastor do their job and educate with scripture while proclaiming hope in the promise of salvation from Jesus Christ. God bless our pastors.
Does it bug me? Sure. Of course it does. I’m a human being and happen to agree with the policies of Trump. I believe the election was corrupted, and that evidence of the corruption was obscured by the media and willingly overlooked by folks full of stress and worry. The thing is though… I’m not stressed, and I am not worried.
Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
2 I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:1-7
This life is temporary and fleeting. I know where I’m going next. Neither Donald Trump or Joe Biden is my way to God. Democrat, Republican, who cares. While decisions are made by the parties in power that as a Christian I find deplorable, I know every single piece of current events was written in advance by God, and that when I finally go home – politics won’t matter.
I pray that in the years to come, there is a revival in this nation and this world. I believe that our abundance and blessings as citizens of this country has made us all complacent to varying degrees. I also believe that God has handed us all significant trials which we can and will overcome if we love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind. It is why we are here.
Until the day comes when we all go home, as Jesus said…
And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”Matthew 22:21
I’ll leave the stress and worry to others, and do my best to continually witness and proclaim the Truth to them. I pray that they may also find everlasting joy and freedom from the weight of this world through Christ Jesus.