The 2012 election and the commencement of the Christmas season inspired this entry, which I wrote Sunday, December 2, 2012, around 12:15 in the afternoon.
For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder. These will be his royal titles: “Wonderful,” “Counselor,” “The Mighty God,” “The Everlasting Father,” “The Prince of Peace.”
—Isaiah 9:6 (The Living Bible)
Lord, the ‘government will rest on Your Son’s shoulder’ now and in the future, yes? So no worries about who’s in control in terms of our President and Congress, yes? I know we must do our due diligence and vote and speak up for the disenfranchised and those who do not have a voice. But even when we lose our battles, we must remember that Your holy, faithful, loving Word says, “and the government shall be upon his shoulder.”
What does Charles Stanley say? “Obey God and leave the consequences to Him.” We need to remember in the midst of battles won and lost in our governmental smack-downs what exactly it is we’re fighting for. Healthcare rights? Reproductive rights? Tax breaks? Marital rights? It seems to come down to equality—among the young and old, rich and middle class, gay and straight, and mother and child.
But Satan has us all in a tizzy, fighting each other, when he is our common enemy and our only enemy. Because we are not fighting for equal rights. We are fighting for our souls—which have a lifespan of eternity, by the way.
The truth is we all have equality already. Jesus made sure of that when he hung on that cross on Cavalry to give every one of us the same advantage: Come one, come all, and come as you are. Now that’s the type of Leader we can all support. I mean, really, show me another leader who’s taken a nail to the palm for you.