Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.” vss. 8-9Psalm 98:8-9
Many have been waiting for this day for weeks. They’re tired of looking at all the campaign signs and being besieged by unwelcome television ads and unsolicited text messages on their phones. It’s a relief that the unceasing attacks and accusations will at least be toned down–or at least that is our hope. One thing is certain. Next year new faces will be running our states and the congress–and the responsibility for them is enormous. Decisions they’ll be making will have consequences for the entire world. Many have said that they are God-fearing people, and we’ll soon find out what that means. Followers of Jesus know that being in Christ means paying attention to the poor and the needy and taking care of this precious earth, and they are eagerly waiting to see if the newcomers will have a heart for the broken and the oppressed. Too often the policies and practices of governments are crafted to favor the rich and the powerful, and we can only pray that our new leaders will have a heart for the hungry and the hurting. The psalmist prayed for justice and fairness for all peoples. He believed that this was God’s will–and he wasn’t wrong!
Thought for the Day: What am I feeling about election results?