I am writing this note the week before one of the biggest cultural experiences we have in our country — and no, I’m not talking about the fact that the Cubs could win the World Series. That has already happened! If not the Cubs’ victory then, of course you know I’m referring to our latest election.
By the time you are reading this, I can all but guarantee that nearly 50 percent of our fellow citizens will be very, very unhappy, with another 50 percent or so being extremely pleased. But I’m writing today, not just as a fellow citizen equally likely to be found in either camp, but as a believer in Jesus Christ.
As believers in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we too often look in shock at the godless in our world and wonder how others can’t recognize His very obvious Presence, all the while wringing our hands in hopeless desperation as if our Creator Himself does not exist. As believers, we are not discouraged from participation, but rather we are continually taught not to put our hope there. (Psalm 146:3, 118:8-9; Romans 13; 1 Peter 2; Mark 12:16-17)
So wherever you find yourself today on the continuum of happiness, I want to encourage you in the strongest possible terms: chose to keep your hope rooted firmly in Jesus Christ, above everything else. After all, we are more than one nation under God, we are one Creation under God, and He has not failed His People yet — the Cubs are proof of that!
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Placing all hope in Jesus,
Pastor Bill Dempsey
Family Bible Church