As I consider the current presidential election I recognize that deep within my being, I am longing for a King. We do not look for perfect people when we select leaders to lead our country but we would like to believe that in this great land there are still leaders who will lead with compassion, honesty, and strength.
Historically, God’s people have faced trials in leadership under many cruel and vindictive leaders. Pharoah was a tyrant that maintained wealth through a horrible system of slavery. Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon was a proud and rash ruler, concerned for his own ego and killing any that would not bow to his self centered whims.
The people of God have lived under oppressive leaders with a faithful assurance that even if rulers were unjust, unfair, and ungodly, those same leaders were under the hand of a greater King, and serving at his pleasure.Despite the outcome of this election, followers of Jesus can live under the rule of the King of Kings and not be anxious about human leaders. We will continue to believe that God will intervene at the right time. He will continue to reign on this earth even when leadership around us seems to fail. Jesus prayed, “Your Kingdom come you will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
“As I reflect on the times we live in, I am changing my closing line from “Blessings” to “Long live the King”!
Long Live the King!