Real Hope (slightly political)

Call me cynical. Which is an odd way to begin a blog entry from an eternal optimist. However, when it comes to politics, I admit that I have no faith nor hope in our two-party-sling-as-much-mud-as-you-can-and-make-promises-to-get-elected-then-don't-keep-them system. In this election year, I realize that I am not alone.  There is no danger in my publicly endorsing a particular candidate (which is frowned upon for pastors), because I honestly can't endorse either.  I will, however, cast my vote for who (in my opinion) is the "lesser of two evils."

I realize that this is discouraging for many.  What kind of world will our kids live in?  Where is the hope?

The opening line to an ancient hymn spells it out for me: "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness."  (The Solid Rock)

Our hope is not in this election, nor in any political party or candidate.  Our hope is Jesus.  Jesus said,"I am the way, the truth, and the life. (John:14:6)"  Something an unbelieving world finds unbelievable is is Christians who mope around as if there is no hope.  Gang, regardless of how the election turns out, there is Hope! Because regardless of who is in the White House, Jesus is King!

May you cling to King Jesus as you prayerfully engage in today.  And may hope fill you because of who you are in Christ, regardless of who is in the White House!

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