Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Reflection

Yeah, yeah, the election is over. Obama won. What have we Americans done?

"But," you say, "No worries. God is sovereign, it was in His will somehow. It's sad but it's okay. Everything is going to be alright. Praise the Lord of the nations!"

No question, God is sovereign, but He was sovereign when Hitler came to power too. Is everything going to be fine? Well, yes, but only for those who love God and are called according to His purposes.

I would implore you to remember that just because God allows something to happen doesn't mean we're in for smooth sailing. It doesn't mean that we can sit back and let the world spin without a care in the world. I have a feeling that trials, insecurity, and chaos might be in store for America. Are we, as Christians, ready to face the madness? Is the church ready to stand in the face of persecution, love others, and preach the truth like Christ did?

Oh yes God is on the throne, but somehow He allowed millions of Jews to be killed sixty-something years ago. He has allowed millions of babies to be murdered in our very midst. No matter how you slice it, that's wrong, that's bad, that's evil. Let's face the reality of things: the world has been messed up, and I doubt that Mr. Obama is going to make it much better.

Look Christians, God did not put us here to fill out a ballot, go sit at home, and proclaim that He is sovereign. His people are about more than that.

Preach the gospel to all the nations. Consider others more important than yourself. Destroy every argument and opinion raised against the knowledge of God. Care for orphans and widows in their distress. Pray without ceasing.

Yeah, that's what I want to be about.

This isn't the time to twiddle our thumbs and wait for Jesus to come back. Seriously, Obama is president; what now? The war hasn't been lost (it never will be), but it hasn't been won either.

Maybe now is a good time for us to start fighting.

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