For those who are struggling to be thankful this year because of the election results, I just want to share a thought. I understand the concerns of those who feel certain groups who tend to be marginalized will be neglected even more. However, for those of us who belong to the Kingdom of Heaven and are just passing through on this earth, I have a question. Where does the Bible say that it is the responsibility of the government to care for the poor, the needy, the marginalized? According to my Bible, that is our calling as followers of God. We are responsible for caring for the “least of these.”
So it really shouldn’t matter what the government does. The question is, “Are we doing our job? Or have we abdicated our calling for the government to take over?” What concerns me most is that while the government may care for people’s physical well-being to some extent, it can never offer their souls what they need. We are the ones who can help both their bodies and their souls. And I wonder if it’s more likely that the ones who help with their spiritual needs are the ones to whom they will entrust their souls. Do we really want to leave that to any president?
Let’s give thanks for a political situation that may force those who believe there is an eternity that matters to rise and invest in serving others that make them desire the kingdom of God. And pray that we all will seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and step up to the plate.
The world will know we are Christians by our love. — by Viki Rife, from womenofgraceusa.wordpress.com