Pastor’s Corner: Ready for a change
Are you ready for a change? That seems to be the battle cry of our modern opponents in the political playground during an election year. Never in my life have I seen people so defensive and angry about politics as they are right now. We are all affected by the poor economy and the political unrest, but I don’t think the answer to our real problems will be found in politics or politicians.
All of us need to vote, and we need to be involved in the political process, but what we really need is for Christians to be all that God has created them to be. Recognize God as the ultimate authority in all of human affairs. Recognize that He still has the power to change a nation and its direction. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” (Psalms 33:12). How can we expect a nation to be blessed God’s way if we, His people, are not living as a demonstration of Christ in this world?
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people,” (Proverbs 14:34). Time and time again, God’s message to His people is “return unto me and I will return unto you.” It is obvious that some people are trying to remove God from everything American, but there have always been those who are opposed to God and righteousness. Things don’t change when we change the minds of those who oppose God; things change when God’s people “humble themselves and pray and seek the face of God and turn from their wicked ways.” Then, God will respond by “hearing from heaven, forgiving their sins and healing their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14).