Well, we survived yet another election cycle. Maybe your candidate won, maybe they lost. Maybe the ballot went the way you wanted, maybe it did not.
If you use social media, you have probably become very tired of you “friends” (or “followers” or whatever the social media site calls them) talking politics, posting memes about politics, sharing articles from this “news” site or that “news” site supporting one candidate or the other...I know I am.
And now that the election is behind us...the political banter has continued: one side pouting that the results must mean that Armageddon is upon us and the other side gloating about their victory (coupled with some third and fourth sides clamoring about how they caused the election to go the way it did).
There was a lot at stake in yesterday’s election. We voted on people and we voted on issues. And the end result is that some changes were made.
But, at the same time, there are some things today that are the same as they were yesterday and will be forever.
What is right is still right and what is wrong is still wrong. No matter what a majority of people voted for or against, it doesn’t change right and it doesn’t change wrong. These things are constants and, even if voted into law, right and wrong do not change.
Something else that did not change is that the world (and our little corner of it) still needs the gospel. If some were half as enthusiastic about sharing the gospel as they are about sharing their political views...why church buildings would be full at every service. But, alas, we seem to get more excited about our potential president than we are about our Forever King.
And that, too, has not changed: Jesus is still the King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus is still in control; Jesus is still our Master; Jesus is still seated on His throne at the right hand of God.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).