You might notice the retro image on the left that has been used in the Obama campaign with the slogan of “Hope” usually beneath his photo. After hearing so much about this hope the past two years, I decided to create a poster of my own. If you’d like a much larger image of either of these, or just one, just leave a comment and I’ll get in touch with you.
What an amazing time to be a Christ-follower. I’ve heard quite a few other believers that are choosing to focus on their relationship with God while staying confident that only His will alone is what will take place in the days to come.
What led me to create the poster of Christ were not thoughts or wishes that Obama would fail. I believe he will be successful and do good things for our country, but I’m also aware he most certainly won’t live up to most expectations or promises he has made (he’s human, and McCain wouldn’t have either). But that is the point. The change that he, or any other leader, can bring to this world is only temporary. We’re blessed beyond measure to live in this nation, and it’s time to pray that God guides him and our government and that the change that is needed does take place.
A new friend of mine shared something just this week with me that has impacted my “hopes”. In a nutshell he basically stated that as Christians we can’t really think that a leader that perfectly matches every side of every issue we’d want. There is only one who can really follow through with His promises, and whose promises have never failed through centuries of contrasting styles of leadership. That is God alone. What’s ironic, is that during this election many Christians I’ve talked to seem to be placing their hopes in things that are temporary and forgetting that there is grace that lasts eternally. Some issues that have impacted our vote are issues that are CLEARLY temporary. Our economy, environment, health care, etc. are simply things that will not last, while there are others that damage life and other things that eternal impact.
I’m extremely thankful to live in this country. May we pray for positive change and hope that this country needs. For the leaders that can “possibly” help make them happen. I’m even more thankful for a grace that goes beyond measure. How thankful I am that the truths of my God are certain and that they last.