It’s Sunday. I don’t have it in me to talk politics today, except tangentially.
Father in Heaven, I am so tired of this election. I’m weary of thinking through the ins and outs of policy, fact-checking four men who all project confidence (if not veracity) in their arsenal of sound bytes, praying that the right man (or is it just the “least wrong” man?) will win the office of president.
My faith in the whole political process is shaky today. I don’t feel as if I have anywhere to plant my feet. So I’m taking a break today from reading about it. I’m giving the blog readers a break from reading it, too–even though I find my brother a captivating and compelling voice in this whole election season.
All I know today is that, no matter what happens on November 6, 2012,
“God is not a man, that He should lie,
nor a son of man, that He should change his mind.
Does He speak and then not act?
Does He promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19)
“Declare what is to be, present it— let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.” (Isaiah 45:21)
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place
and gave Him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11)
“Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
This may well be my favorite modern hymn: