Dear Citizens of God’s Kingdom,
“Benjamin Franklin, not a particularly religious person himself, proposed to the Constitutional Convention, that it open all of it’s sessions with prayer. Like most of Franklin’s motions, this was soundly defeated, not because the delegates necessarily had anything against God, but as they patiently explained to him, they had no funds to pay a chaplain!” ( Billy Bryson, ”Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States” , New York : Wm. Morrow and Co., 1994, p.53)
Reconciling government, religion, and finances has never been easy. Most of us are reluctant to entertain any of those topics in a public arena. However, like it or not we are in political season where government and elections, care for the poor in a challenging economy, and God’s guidance in it all are front and center concerns. Now is not a time to shy away from the issues with an attitude of apathy. Followers of Jesus are called to actively participate in the political process before us.
For further reflection see Matthew 22:15-22. Focus intently upon verse 21, “…give Caesar what is Caesar’s and give God what is God’s.”
We are in what is arguably the most interesting political time in history. Pray in earnest for our political leaders. And, may God direct our ways in this voting season. If you are of voting age, GO VOTE!
Prayers: That God will be active in the political leaders of our world.
We hope to see each of you at The Well tonight from 6pm-7pm. The Well is presented in a Zoom format . If you are not on the invitation list, please contact Vikki Luce firstname.lastname@example.org
Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen