November 4, 2020

Ephesians 2:19

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God…


Back in 2004 the (main) Presidential candidates were George W. Bush and John Kerry. And as Election Day crept nearer, my friend and I commiserated about all the anxiety our church families were feeling.  

“Well…” I said, “Everybody at my church is saying the same thing: If Kerry wins, we just have to remember that God is in control.”  

My friend laughed. “That’s funny!” he said. “Everybody at my church says the same thing. Except we say, if Bush wins we have to remember that God is in control!”

What a wonderful memory that has remained for both of us! But especially for me. It’s been a terrific reminder that my citizenship, ultimately, is not with a political party, an organization, a nation or even a family. First and foremost, my citizenship is in heaven, in God’s household, right alongside my brothers and sisters in Christ. We live different lives and have different perspectives, but we are all united as children of the Great King! And this Great King watches over each of our lives as a loving Father, totally in control no matter how I may think it looks on the surface.  

On this day-after-Election-Day, how are you feeling? Are you anxious about the outcome? Whether you are happy with the results or not, why not renew your focus and your trust today in the One who knows all things, controls all things, and knows the very number of hairs on your head!

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