the election

“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

No. That’s not why He came.

Imagine the disciples’ shock and disappointment when they realized this was not the political Messiah they expected.

Thank God He brought something deeper. Something that affected more people than the Jews. Something that fixed far more than broken political structures. Something that changed far more than a nation.

He brought a freedom that overrules the White House. He brought a security that outlasts any ruler. He brought life beyond our own.

So we come together to worship this counter-cultural man whose kingdom was not what anyone expected — whose kingdom was truly not of this world. Because in the end, it’s not about us and our pride and our nationalism and our expectations. It’s about leaving everything behind to follow Him.

“Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall. He lifts His voice, the earth melts. The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

Powers have risen and fallen since the beginning. No nation is invincible forever.

But we hold onto something deeper.

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who has the power that enables Him to bring everything under control.”

I’ve heard a couple people fret, “I won’t have a job when I graduate!”

Haha…I may not have a salary, but I’ll still have the job I’m training for. Whether I have a home or not, I still fully intend to share Christ with teenagers. Because that message will stay the same.

We have a God that doesn’t change, and “though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”

As my friend Jon Labonte posted, “Let this be 4 years where we grow in a deeper faith in Christ! God you are in charge…You will protect your people – your promises always remain!”

Presidents come and go. Nations rise and fall, but God reigns supreme. ALWAYS. So I’m resting and rejoicing in that today.

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