Rough Start for 2021
Having a Happy New Year? We were so ready for 2020 to be over and excited for the new year. Yet, after what happened Wednesday I feel nothing has changed and the outlook for 2021 is off to a bad start. A couple of things come to mind as this year is starting.
First, we Christians need to remember that we are citizens of the Kingdom of God first and then the United States second. It's easy to let politics to takeover every aspect of life including our relationship with God and others. Thinking that God is on our side is dangerous. I know very spiritual people on both sides of the political landscape. When we begin to judge others for not believing like we do, we move into sinful actions. Remember, part of the Great Commandment is "Love your neighbor as yourself." That means those who disagree with you politically also. We should be driven by the love of God to look beyond who someone voted for to decide if they are a good person or even a "Christian." Last time I read the Bible being a Republican, Democrat, or some other description, was not a requirement to being a believer in Christ. God wants priority in our hearts, mind, soul, and body and that includes our politics.
Secondly, we are commanded to honor, obey and pray for our leaders. (See Romans 13:1-7) So let's pray for our new president, vice president, governor, Congress, and other elected representatives. Even if you did not vote for them, we need to pray for them. We know they all need God's guidance!
See you Sunday! Onward and Upward!