“When the outcome of today’s election is announced, millions of people in the US and around the world will inevitably feel as if the world has ended, and millions more that the Kingdom has come.
Neither conclusion will be remotely correct.”
Pete Greig, Founder, International 24-7 Prayer Movement
(in his pre-recorded UK-based lectio exercise specifically focused on the US election of Nov. 3, 2020.)
The above quote rings with refreshing clarity through the fog of cancerous bitterness and aggravated fear-mongering of recent days. As we navigate fears and tensions and flashpoints, a true Biblical perspective is that God was God on November 3 and God will be God every day following – throughout all eternity. (you can take that to the bank.) His sovereignty is impeccable, untouchable, absolute. His love and justice and mercy are unstoppable. His Kingdom Ambassadors (that’s us, Jesus’ church, in case you needed to be reminded) are critically important right now to be shining lights, flavor-filled salt, brightly-lit hilltop cities aglow like beacons from a lighthouse, pointing the way for the whole world to be reconciled, even now, to the Father’s unchanging and unchangeable heart. Here are just a couple snippets of the truth from the Source, first from 3000 years ago, then 2000 years ago:
“God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge!
You’re a proven help in time of trouble – more than enough and always available whenever I need you.
So we will never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away.
We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes,
Moving mountains and casting them into the sea.
For the raging roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in you.”
Psalm 46:1-3 The PASSION Translation
“Delightfully loved ones . . . we have come into an intimate experience with God’s love
and we trust in the love he has for us. God is love.
Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment.
But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts.”
excerpted from 1 John 4, The PASSION Translation
My prayer for us today is that we would press heavily into God’s rich storehouses, replete with assurances and mercies and compassions and that we would bask in them, finding there, oxygen and sustenance till we meet tomorrow at 10 AM. PD
“Our lives are full of supposes. Suppose this should happen, or suppose that should happen; what could we do; how could we bear it? But, if we are living in the high tower of the dwelling place of God,
all these supposes will drop out of our lives. We shall be quiet from the fear of evil,
for no threatenings of evil can penetrate into the high tower of God.”
Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911)