If you know me at all, you know that I despise politics, in any form or fashion. I rarely if ever engage in political talk with anyone, especially people that I do not know well. Political arguments have been known to destroy good friendships, as well as turn into knock-down, drag out fights. It just seems like nothing good ever comes from talking politics, yet all you see in our society at the present time is political ads, debates, arguments, and more…everywhere.
I guess that is natural with the presidential election coming up in just over a month, but I have to admit, this is my least favorite time of the year, news wise, because all you see or hear is politically charged.
Well, like I said, I despise politics, but I am going to break for and write about the election coming up in just over a month. Before you get too far ahead of me, I will not be “endorsing” anyone. In fact, I really do not think that we have any good choice this year when it comes to the candidates for president, and I will not even name a single candidate by name. You know who they are anyway.
What I want to write to you this month is about all the doom and gloom that seems to be present on both sides of the election process. Democrats are talking about how horrible it would be if the Republican candidate were to be elected. Republicans are talking just as much about how horrible it would be if the Democrat candidate were to be elected. Both are completely ignoring any third party candidates that have gotten into the race.
Here is the problem as I see it. I see just as many Christians talking about how horrible it would be if one or the other were to win the election. The problem with that is it seems that they are putting all of their hope in a political party, instead of trusting in the only One that we can truly have hope in; Jesus Christ.
This world seems to be in a bad place. But I have news for you. A republican is not going to fix things. A democrat is not going to fix things. Only Jesus Christ, and people fully committed to following Him are going to fix the problems of the world. I am not trying to tell you not to be involved in the election. By all means, vote, but do not hang your hope in a political party. In fact, scripture tells us that our hope is not on anything in this world.
Paul writes in Philippians 3:19-21; “19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”
Our hope is in heaven. Jesus is the only hope this world has. Never lose sight of that. A fellow minister that I went to school with sent this out today on Twitter. Ben Stroup wrote, “God isn’t desperate to ‘MAGA’ (Make America Great Again) nor is He ‘With her.’ The kingdom is about way more than one election in one country. Relax”.