It certainly is a disappointing thing to consider another four years of Barack Obama. We have had a front row seat to the theater of the absurd yet astonishing progress of evil under his leadership. Now, there is more to come.
But, we of all people can be confident in the face of this because we are assured by God that the battle has already been won and our hopes rest in the perfect King whose victory is sure, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10). God alone will have the victory, “All nations before Him are as nothing, And they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless,” (Isaiah 40:17). Do you believe that? I do!
The opportunity ahead
This is not the time to whine. For me, it is the time to focus on the two formative institutions for the raising of a new generation: the church and the family. Thats what we need! We can powerfully engage this war by reforming these two by centering them on the gospel and the Word of God and recovering their biblical functionality. These are the places where the healing begins. This is the soil from which a new generation can emerge. Lets hunker down and focus on our churches and families and preach the gospel to the lost in our communities, and maybe in 100 years the voting block will be what Moses said, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ (Deut 4:6) and we will have candidates who walk in the fear of God and who are “wise, understanding, and knowledgeable men,” (Deut 1:13). I look forward to the day when we will be able to wholeheartedly celebrate the candidates put before us. Do you believe God is able to fulfill His desires in our nation? I do!
This past election has shown us that we have slipped so far that we can’t even produce a candidate that even remotely comes close to the kind of leaders God has explicitly declared would please Him. It has taken us a long time to glide down this far. Statism, the homosexual agenda and the culture of abortion didn’t happen overnight. The state has been slowly and progressively and systematically raising the generations in their pagan indoctrination centers (public education institutions). It took a long time to dig this hole, and it will probably take a long time to fill it in. Lets respond by going out and doing what we know is good: give ourselves, heart and soul to build strong God centered families and obedient Christ exalting churches.
Fearing man and addiction to quick pragmatic fixes will not raise a mighty generation of leaders. Fearing God, trusting completely in His Word and having a long term vision of success is how cultures are won… how the world is won. And that is exactly what God has called us to do. The timing and the results are His. In the mean time, we smile on the future, praying, working, teaching, writing, preaching, mothering, fathering and delighting in drinking in the waters of life for the joy of following such a good Shepherd who is leading us to such a wonderful destination.