Monday, November 5, 2018
Vote for Jesus!
"So whadddya think, Pastor Bob," came the inquiry with a smirk more than smile, "about that hysterically screaming female Presbyterian pastor in Pittsburgh who welcomed everybody into her neighborhood but the President of the United States of America? That's just what we need. Another pastor giving a bad name to our denomination."
Parenthetically, google "in good standing" Minister of the Word and Sacrament Susan "Reverend Suz" Rothenberg of Pittsburgh Presbytery for context.
"Well," I responded, "I don't think our reputation can be any worse than it already is; pero I do think she resurrects Maxine, Rosie, Samantha, Joy, and Hillary as role models for women."
O.K., November 6 is Election Day and we're less than 24 hours away from some kinda wave.
Though bullets aren't flying around yet, we're in our second Civil War for the soul of America.
The bullets are flying around.
It will probably get worse before it gets better because the women and men running for offices fail to recognize the only One who can save the republic.
As Luther taught us to sing, "Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He!"
Of course, ya rarely hear politicians talking about Jesus these days.
Come to think of it, I've been told lots of pastors don't talk about Him by name either.
We've even got Senators from California and Illinois who think faith should disqualify somebody/anybody from becoming a federal judge.
They're on tape!
After thinking about it for a while, I know why our politicians and too many pastors don't talk about Jesus as the answer to what's ailing America.
They don't believe Jesus is the answer to what's ailing America.
If they did, they would.
Because they don't, they won't.
Matthew 5:13-16 quickly comes to mind.
Cliff Mansley, a remnant pastor in Kansas City, blurted out during a Pittsburgh Presbytery meeting so many years ago during an election, "Vote for Jesus!"
I don't know if "Reverend Suz" was there.
I do remember why he said that.
The only answer to what's ailing America and her churches is Jesus.
Sooooooo, as best as I can discern, I'm not going to vote for the lesser of two evils anymore.
The lesser of two evils is still evil.
Nah, while I may be wrong when I drop that ballot, I'm going to pray and ask Holy Spirit guidance to vote for women and men who believe in Jesus and know He is the answer to what's ailing America.
After all is said and done, the Church that still knows Him isn't shy about heralding Him as Lord and Savior.
God knows America needs saving.
Blessings and Love!
Wake up! Look up! Stand up! Speak up! Act up for Jesus!
Shatter the sound of silence!
Salt! Shine! Leavenate!