Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2nd Corinthians 3:17 ESV
I think this is a great verse to meditate on in the times we are faced with. I sometimes think we focus a little too much on the temporal, when we should be focusing more on the eternal. Ultimately God is in charge, he knows our wants and our needs. He will provide for us. Ultimately, no matter how many freedoms we fear losing in this life, we will always be free in Christ. I am not saying we should give up on fighting for what is right. We should always fight for what is right, but we must always do it as Christians first.
A lot of folks are looking at our current leadership and wonder why God is allowing the things we see going on around us. We must always remember, He has not forsaken His people. I think at times we tend to think of America as “God's Holy Nation” instead of thinking of His church in that light. So, even though we may see America going in a way we are not comfortable with, it is not “God's Holy Nation” going in the wrong direction.
Lets never forget that the Lord's church began and flourished in a far more repressive era than we currently live in. Neither Jesus, nor Paul worried as much about the government they were living under as they did about reaching the lost with the gospel. “God's Holy Nation” is going forward and we should be working and doing our part in supporting that. The more lost souls that are reached by the gospel, the more people there will be to stand for what is right.
One more thing to think on today “This world is not my home, I'm just a passin' through, my treasure are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.” This world is not ”it”. God has much greater things in store for us.
God is in charge!
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman