Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Change Came and It Stayed the Same

This morning I awoke to a different world. Well, that's what I've heard. The thing is that no matter how you voted you have to admit that it's kind of cool. A "wall" was shattered and that thing that was hanging over the head of America is gone. Right? That's cool. I only wish Tupac was alive to see it. In his now classic song "Changes" he makes this statement:
I see no changes all I see is racist faces
misplaced hate makes disgrace to races

We under I wonder what it takes to make this
one better place, let's erase the wasted

Take the evil out the people they'll be acting right
'cause both black and white is smokin' crack tonight
and only time we chill is when we kill each other
it takes skill to be real, time to heal each other

And although it seems heaven sent
We ain't ready, to see a black President, uhh

In 1995, I'm sure that's how it felt, but things have changed.
We have lived long enough to see a black President, and now I pray we can move past the need to bring race into it at all.

Truthfully, I got up this morning like normal. Showered, shaved, got dressed, kissed my lovely wife and kids and headed out the door. Got on the scooter and grabbed some coffee before heading off to work. The truly cool thing was the sense of hope I felt through it all. Yes, I said it! I feel the hope, and I'm not ashamed to say it.

The weird thing about it is that I had the same hope yesterday, and the day before that, and the one before that. In fact I've had this hope for about 4,820 days, give or take a few with leap years and all. Many have commented that they thought I had it longer, but I'm not just talking about knowing about it but really having it. You know, "getting it".

The hope I speak of is that of Jesus Christ, and it's amazing how it has stayed constant no matter what direction the political wind blows. In fact I am amazed at how many "followers of Christ" that I speak with seem to forget that our true security is not found in the governing bodies of this world. So let me cut to it.

1. I expect the world to be the world not heaven.
2. We don't live in a Theocracy.
3. My job here is to share Christ not my political frustration.
4. Economic security is not eternal security.
5. Jesus said give unto Caesar what is Caesar, and no one were in that statement did Jesus say anything about you having to be in agreement with Caesar's economic or social policies.
6. I could go on, but......

This morning I prayed for our country, our future President and the body of Christ and as I thought about my Hope, I thought on these two verse:

Psalm 146:5
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Titus 2:13
while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,

I suggest that everyone climb down off the ledge and meditate on God's word today. It helps, really it does. All right now, I'll climb down off my soap box.

I have time for some questions.......
yes you in the back.

Will I run for President in 2012? Well do you think this country is ready for a platform build on Eternal Hope, Eternal Change and Eternal Security? Maybe if we all start campaigning for that now, it won't matter who the president is in 2012.
Talk it up people, I think it will work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good thoughts, honey, you should link this via notes to your facebook page. Love you!