Some Christians get real upset, when they are told what to do, other Christians, just get on with it. The latter, usually knows the truth about who really rules. Regardless of the request, we all usually want to know ‘who put you in charge?” In the Church, Jesus Christ is in charge, our Lord of lords and King of kings. He is the one who ordained the powers that be. This past week we have heard of two people who didn’t like being told what to do, so they took a gun and killed the ‘ruler’. Robert Butler Jr, was suspended from School for driving on the sports field, so he shot & killed the Assistant Principle Vicki Kaspar on Wednesday, at the same time our 112th Congress took their seat of power. I wonder if any politicians can see the link? Is God making a statement? Our society needs to reassert trust in God, instead of Government, so that peace instead of chaos can reign. Until that is done, we will suffer the malaise of irresponsibility and ignorance that eventually kills our democracy. In the meantime, we must pray for “all that are in high positions” (1st Tim. 2:2) Make sure you’re the type of Christian that does what we are told. Who rules who, or do we think we rule our selves?
We know God’s word claims His control over our care. Peter proclaims that we must cast our cares on Him because He cares of us, (1st Peter 5:7). We often hope a person’s word is good, especially when we are trying to get something fixed, replaced, or when we are signing a contract! But sometimes we find failure. God’s word is different, He never fails us, and even when it feels like He has, look closer at this word and He will shine brighter and truer to His word than you ever imagined. His word is living and active, he never stops helping us and will never forsake us, just as he promises in Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your life free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you”. Jesus has his Spirit right here in our fellowship and in our hearts! In this new year, it’s going to be alright! Yes we have a bumpy economy and a terrible unemployment problem in our society, but God is at work and His word will empower us to make everything alright. We have His Word and it has been proven good.