Missing the Free Coffee but Not the Big Picture

Posted by on Nov 5, 2008 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

After I typed the post below, I was convicted in my heart that my attitude was not pleasing to God. After all, I said yesterday that God is in control and that we need to be praying for whomever God puts in place. With that said, I re-remind myself of that and back it up with Scripture. In 1 Timothy 2:1-2 we read God say through Paul, “I urge that prayers, petitions and thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” Join me as I pray for our President-elect and his family. I am also praying for unity in the body of Christ and in our nation. I’m headed out the door for my walk and to pray.
My earlier post is below.

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.

One Comment

  1. That last bit about writing Jesus in was a touch of sarcasm, but not bitter sarcasm. Picture me screaming it and flailing my hands in the air. 🙂

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