Something in my craw again, friends….
People need Jesus.
They really need Him.
Far more than any political ideology.
Much more than the pontificating of men.
We each seem so determined to snatch Him for our “side”.
“Jesus would do this.”
“Jesus would say that.”
“He would march for this cause.”
“No. He’d be over here, wearing this sort of hat.”
“Jesus is a staunch conservative,” spouts the one with furrowed brow.
“No. Jesus is a compassionate progressive,” passionately argues the other.
“There’s only one way in this political climate today
That He would choose to live!” both in unison now. 🙄
Friends, respectfully, I have heard it all.
And I do believe it grieves our Lord when we commandeer His name for
The sake of what we call
Being on the correct team,
Or so we dare lay claim.
Rare is the consult into scripture
For this lofty thought of ourselves.
Even rarer is the consent to mature
Beyond the clamoring ideologues’ bookshelves.
For, if we ventured to study with open hearts
The Gospel of our Savior,
We’d see His agenda was vastly apart
From our bickering, backbiting behavior.
For His purpose and plan
Was never about setting up our political ideal in this time!
Like the Jews of old clamoring for a kingly man
We have somewhere fallen off the line!
“Look, Father, I fought for legislation,”
“My sole focus is redeeming the loss of my nation.
Are you not proud?”
Oh, I think where that has a bit of merit, my friend,
I further think we’d be shocked at His dismay…
“For, what about souls?” He asks. “I am looking for lost souls.
Share the cross with the hurting ones;
Draw them from the darkness to the Son.
That was, is, and always will be the goal!
Until Jesus returns,
For this task may your hearts burn!”
“Yes, I love a nation that seeks My face,”
“But, how can they when all that’s shouted
Is how to build its laws to favor?
And none but a paltry syllable about
How to repent and meet my Son, their Savior?
Time is drawing nigh, my children.
In a blink it’ll be too late to warn anymore!
Getting your way in the government never showed anyone their sin!
But, truth spoken in My love
Just might bring them yet to My door!”
Ok. That’s out of my craw…for now. 😉In this tumultuous season, may we eschew politics as usual and focus on sharing Christ and Him crucified. Thanks very much for reading! Blessings and Prayers!