Good Monday Morning,

 In yesterday’s message I shared with you that our hope should not be placed in man.  Man, who is fallible will never be able to fulfill all of your needs.  As a husband, I will never be able to meet all of my wife’s needs and I will at times let her down.  If you don’t believe me, just ask her!  In the same way she will never meet all of my needs.  Again, just ask her!  When we married, we agreed to put our hope and trust in Jesus knowing that we are imperfect people and will occasionally hurt each other.  Every human relationship has that issue.

 I was working at church after worship yesterday because I was doing the 3:00 pm chapel service at Prairie Homestead.  I didn’t want to drive home to Augusta and then make another round trip.  After chapel service I checked my phone and saw that President Biden had ended his reelection campaign.  At that moment, about half of America felt betrayed and hurt while the other half cheered.  That is the division of politics.  Those who put their hope in Biden have had their hope dashed. 

As followers of Christ, we should be anchored in the hope that is Jesus.  Hebrews 6:19-20 assure us of this hope:

     This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Jesus is working on our behalf always and forever…that’s what eternal means.  He is interceding on our behalf daily, even minute by minute.  He has our best interests in mind at all times.  We may not always understand his work but the author of Hebrews declares it to be strong and trustworthy.

If you have put your hope in men and politics, you are not alone.  Even after spending a few years with Jesus and listening to his teachings, the disciples struggled with this very issue.  He tried to teach them Kingdom things before his crucifixion and even afterwards.  Luke says he spent his last 40 days trying to get through to them.  Yet, in verse 6 of Acts 1, they still wonder if he is going to make Israel the national power it once was.  

There are people in our neighborhood, in our city, our state and beyond…to the uttermost ends of the world who need the hope we have in Jesus.  If you declare yourself to be a follower of Christ, you are to “be His witness.”  Not should be, may be or could be.  “You WILL be my witnesses” Jesus declares in Acts 1:8.

Remember, we serve an eternal King who wants us to join him in eternity where the world will once again be perfect.  That’s the King…and hope…that I put my trust in.  I pray that you do too.

 Have a blessed week.