'It's the season of political intrigue. Guessing which candidate will win this or say that.
It's a good time to step and consider that Jesus teaches us to pray that his kingdom will come quickly, that God will do things his way, and that his plan will be accomplished as though it were unfolding in Heaven itself.
He also tells us to keep our prayers short and our words simple because he already knows what we need.
God knows where America fits in his plan. He knows what we need to get there. He will have his way. Perhaps the worst thing that could happen would be getting what we deserve. But God in his grace usually doesn't give us what we deserve. He gives us something better.
In other words, "No worries." There will be ups and downs, but for those following Jesus the path leads to beautiful kingdom where all things are new, where evil never happens, and where we get to hang out with nice people forever. Our future is in the hands of Jesus and he is a good, good King.
Pray. Vote. Give to Caesar what is Caesar's. Give to God what is God's.
Then pray some more so that our leaders can help us live quiet and peaceful lives.
Do that for awhile.
Enter eternity with Jesus.
It's that simple.
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog reflect my thoughts and opinions as an individual, not the formal positions of our church. Central includes people with a wide range of opinions on important issues like those addressed in my posts. It is also a place where we can discuss these issues with civility and grace.