Thursday, January 12, 2017

What we really need

At breakfast I had a political conversation about the incoming president. It has been interesting to hear what maddens the media about him. They believe that his business may distort his decisions. They believe that the Russians are on his side.

At the conclusion of the breakfast conversation, I passed along something I have been thinking about for a while and have read from other conservative Christian politicians. Our biggest need right now is not good politicians (although I would like that). Our biggest need is changed hearts.

The solution in the middle east is to have a dictator who cracks heads when people don't do what he deems is best. While that might "work" for a while, it only keeps bad people in line as long as he holds power. But our country's power is invested in "we the people." If the people are ungodly what will the result be?

Our country could use some good politicians who love God and make good decisions for the future direction of the country. But if the people don't have the same heart, it will be an up hill battle. We need the change that only Jesus can make (2 Cor. 5:17). And if that is the answer (and I believe it is) maybe we should invest more time in sharing the life changing message of Jesus with people.

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