Election Blues

Some may feel that all hope for America is lost because the election results did not favor their candidate. Make no mistake—elections will not bring about the kingdom of God through political means. Jesus said to Pilot, “My kingdom is not of this world.” 

We will not “Christianize” America through political force. The state cannot and should not do that. The 200 year old hymn, “Lead On, O King Eternal says, “For not with swords loud clashing, nor roll of stirring drums; with deeds of love and mercy the heavenly kingdom comes.” The hope of the world (and America) is not political force, but the reign of Christ.

It is through our love and evangelism that we invite people into this realm. At the same time, we are called by God to seek and act for the welfare of the place where we live (Jeremiah 29:7). Let's represent the gospel by demonstrating the love of Christ to a desperate and dying world.