We Have a New President:
We have a new President: For some, today is a day of relief, victory and celebration, while for others it's a day of disappointment, sorrow, and hurt. Jesus’ Church has the great opportunity to be a voice of calm and healing especially where anxieties abound. Jesus gave His Church the Holy Spirit to indwell us and empower us to be a voice of love in the mist of hate, courage in the midst of fear, stability in the midst of uncertainty, and gospel-rooted truth over politically-charged opinions (which may be diametrically opposed).
So, let love prevail on your lips, not simply for the sake of peace, but for the sake of the gospel. A good friend of mine reminded me of this very thing today (Romans 12:18). For some, this new Presidential reality strikes a deep-seated cord of fear. Let’s be good listeners and not simply opinionated provokers. Put yourself in their shoes rather than allowing a culture of fear and even hate to win the day (Matthew 22:35-40).
Also, pray for your new President, Donald J. Trump. We have a responsibility to pray along the lines of 1 Timothy 2:1-3, which says, "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior…”
Let’s keep perspective and set our minds on things above where Christ IS seated (and will never be unseated) remembering that before him every king, ruler, president, and all peoples will one day bow, to the praise of His glory.