Thursday, October 20, 2016

On Nothing Less

Maybe the hidden blessing at the end of this election cycle will be the sound of the death rattle of false hope. That sound will come with the last exhale of a deception that has been whispered into the ear of the Church hoping we would continue to believe that the promises made by a political spirit are the hope of our nation.

The ear of Jesus Christ was tuned only to the voice of the Father as He walked among the divisive agendas of authoritative Rome, obstinate Jewish religious leaders and the zealots present in His own group of disciples. Those who followed in the example of Jesus tuned out the desperate rhetoric of their culture not allowing its angst to direct their steps. As a result of that freedom, they turned the world upside down.

This is a moment of great hope and expectation for the people of God. We will experience the full impact of this opportunity if we are able to discern the sound of His voice in the midst of the increasing volume of despair and desperation that comes when false hope is being exposed.

In the last few months, I have found myself singing the lyrics to a hymn from my childhood, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.” (Lyrics from the hymn, The Solid Rock.)

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