Life these days had been pretty chaotic. The country is in a state of unrest, the weather changes every hour from hot to cold, holidays and events quickly approaching, work deadlines and everything else in between. Hope - that's a word many in our country seems to have abandoned. People are meant to disappoint so why do we keep counting on them to solve our problems? There's an old hymn that goes "my hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness, I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus' name. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand..." Let that be true for us as we enter this holiday season and dispel any doubt that Hope is still alive and unmovable because it is found in Him. To read more, check out the Student Ministries Newsletter.
The last month has been exhausting! I am glad to see November 8th come and go. I have never witnessed the extreme negativity and bantering that occurred between candidates and those that supported them (and that includes those of us who call ourselves Christians). Unfortunately, all mankind is flawed – we all bear the marks of sin in our lives. It is easy to look at others and judge, not so easy to look at ourselves. Romans 12:23 tells us to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” I am hopeful that our President elect will surround himself with qualified men and women who will give him sound advice. I will try and be patient and give him a chance to lead. As scriptures requires of us, I will be praying for him and that he make sound decisions. But above all I rely upon our God that His will be done for this great nation in which we live. God Bless America!