Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Because of Not In Spite of

Ok. So Obama won. A show of hands as to whose surprised here?? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Snarkcasm aside, you know what's really annoying? All the nice little Christian platitudes and comforting sayings I see all over Facebook. "God is still on the throne"/"God is still in control"/"God sets up kings and tears them down"/"The heart of the king is in the hands of the Lord" and all sorts of stuff. Now don't get me wrong. It's all true and I'll be the first one to tell you that I believe it. But what is really behind what is being said?

I especially want to address the first one "God is still on the throne". Yes, He is and He always will be. But finish (or start) your sentence: my guess is that it goes something along the lines of "Yes Obama is President but in spite of that God is still on the throne." Um. No.

Try this: It is because God is...on the throne that Obama is President. I also don't like the use of "still" because it implies that God might get off the throne and we are not sure if He'll be there when we look. Oh, just checked. He's still there. *whew* For a second I was worried that He might have left.

God is bigger than Obama and bigger than America. As a friend said "Those who tremble with the rise and fall of mere men worship far too small a God." And I completely agree. If you are worried about the next four years check with God. There is nothing at all to worry about. And if there is God is on control and He is not going anywhere.

I'm not as eloquent as some but I felt this needed to be said.

1 comment:

muzz said...

excellent! I need your help with JPS JR! He is not worried - just ready to get political. Dad said it well, we must not think like Americans but Christians - unfortunatly there can be a big difference!