Did you know Starbucks was giving away free coffee yesterday? I did, but I forgot to go get mine. I did not take advantage of the opportunity and I was reminded of it while I was reading Robert’s blog this morning. Oh well. So, here I type (loose use of the word, btw) with my cup of brewed Seattle’s Best House blend as I stare at the screen.
At the end of what was going to be a monumental day regardless, I went to sleep resting in the knowledge of God’s sovereignty last night.
I am still staring at the screen. What to write?
Okay. Here goes.
Today is the beginning of something new in our country. I caught a glimpse of faces on the tv last night as people waited in hopeful expectation to find out who the next President would be. And we knew before bedtime who he is. From what I have seen this morning on tv, many have celebrated all night. No doubt the celebration will continue.
As I read Robert’s blog this morning, he summed it up well. So, without his permission (sorry Robert) I want to quote what he said here for you to read.
“The summary (from Mark Driscoll’s blog yesterday): people want the Savior. They do. Presidential elections are proof. They want someone to fix their (often self-caused) problems. They want someone to support them. They want someone to lead them selflessly. They want someone they can trust. They want Jesus.
The irony, as [my friend] BK so wisely pointed out, is that these men and women, created in God’s image, run around downtown Athens with huge signs and loud voices proclaiming the rule of their candidate. Meanwhile, these same people refuse to accept the shouting and signage of the typical, albeit very annoying, street-preachers commonly seen around Athens. Yet there remains one Candidate whose love, peace, hope, and eternal joy remain widely unsupported, unproclaimed, and unheeded. Consider Paul’s words to the Colossians, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him” (1:16). Exactly. No presidential candidate, no matter how much change they promise or how different they are from all others, can hold a Zippo lighter to the Blazing Center of the universe Who is Jesus Christ.
Having said that, go vote for Jesus! Write Him in! It’s never to late to preach for this Candidate. After all, He provides change we can all believe in.”
That’s from my son. I think he gets the big picture! May we rest in the One Who created the big picture.