Pastor's Note - November 5
As I write this, the election is officially (and predictably) undecided. It looks as though Biden will be our new president, though the Trump campaign is pushing back. Of course, regardless of what happens, Jesus will still be King. Thankfully, I’ve heard that same sentiment and trust from many of you! Regardless of what happens, God is still in control, and Jesus is still on the throne. As disciples of Jesus, we are more than anything citizens of His kingdom. That’s a wonderful truth. But, let’s make sure we apply this truth. If Jesus is still King, and He is, then let’s not apply that truth only as a comfort, and then abuse it as an excuse to do nothing. If Jesus is truly King, we have a responsibility as the subjects of His kingdom. If Jesus is King, we as His citizens must serve our King, and represent Him faithfully and well. Jesus tells us, in the Sermon on the Mount, what the expected characteristics are of kingdom citizens. As Jesus’ people, we are to be characterized poor in spirit, mourning over brokenness, meek, hungering and thirsting for righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, persecuted for righteousness, and falsely hated and reviled. Does that describe us? Does that disposition define who we want to be and who we are in the world. If Jesus is our King, as we so often claim, then let’s resolve truly and really to be people of His kingdom.