Thanks for the feed back yesterday. One of my long time supporters and someone who thankfully took me up on the offer to have community beyond just me writing and you all reading, left a comment on yesterday’s post. She said what happened in DC wasn’t crazy, it was evil.
I couldn’t agree more.
I think all of the destructive violence and the prideful boasting on all sides of this past year are evil. I think we have had a lot of unchecked evil going on for a long time, longer than four years. And I don’t think any person or party is going to eradicate evil.
No matter what system is in place, eventually people are going to bring in their own greed, agenda, ideas and mess it up.
If you think that sounds fatalistic and hopeless, you don’t know me and you don’t know my Jesus.
We are a mess.
We need a Savior.
He or she won’t be leading a country, a corporation or any world system.
He or she won’t be inventing a vaccine or stabilizing the economy or developing a universal health care system.
Oh, all those people could bring really positive and helpful things into place for those who are making their way through daily life on planet earth.
But all of those are temporal.
They will not bring lasting change.
If history has taught us anything it should be that we are flawed and prone to sin that brings devastation to so many people. We can start out with the best of intentions, but eventually we run amok.
We need a Savior who took on sin and defeated death, and lives to change and transform humans into what we should have been if we hadn’t taken it all into our own hands.
So I live with hope. Not hope in the next four years. Not hope in a two step vaccine.
Hope for today and tomorrow and time without end. Hope in a God who loves us and became one of us to save us from ourselves.