The world is in turmoil.
War has been raging in the Middle East under the guise of religious fervor and devotion.
Decades, even centuries, old organizations are falling apart.
Social norms and expectations have been flipped on their heads.
Unqualified leaders are in office and even more unqualified leaders have been nominated for positions for which they have no experience.
To make matters worse, people, including Christians (particularly Christians), are expecting the government and people in power (you know, the ones that are unqualified for their positions) to help fix the problems.
And that is not what needs to be done.
Billy Graham famously said, “My hope does not rest in the affairs of this world. It rests in Christ Who is coming again.”
This is what needs to be done.
So many of us are so concerned with having the right leaders in office. We want those who represent our faith, our values, our culture. We believe that when the people in office represent us, the world will be right.
We place our hope in the affairs of the world and in those that are in office.
And when things do not go the way we expect them to, we demand new leaders who will represent us better.
We have placed our hope in the wrong place.
The need of this hour is great. We need to place our hope in Christ Who is coming again. When He comes, He will make all things right.
Until then, the LORD has told us what we need to do.
“…O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you; to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8; NLT)
This is what God has told us to do, and it is what He requires of us.
This is the need of this hour.
Do what is right. Love mercy. Walk humbly with your God.