Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

What Now?

We have just endured an election that was nasty on all sides. It divided family, friends, and our country. Now the election has ended, people are feeling an array of emotions. Feelings such as joy, happiness, apathy, fear, sadness, confusion, and others are present in many Americans. The question being asked on all sides is “What now?” For Christians, the answer is the same. It doesn’t matter who you voted for in the election. It doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent. We serve a King who is in charge of the Universe. Our allegiance to Jesus is more important than anything else that might divide us. We are brothers and sisters in Christ! So, what now?

We pray. Scripture does not call us only to pray for good leaders, or only to pray for the leaders we like. We are to pray for “all who are in high positions” (1 Tim. 2:2). We pray that “we may lead a peaceful and quiet life” (1 Tim. 2:2). A peaceful life allows us to do good to those around us and share the gospel with people we meet.

We love. It is easy to love the people who are dear to us or people who share our values and beliefs, but Jesus calls us to love even our enemies (Matt. 5:44). Hate produces hate. Love has the power to transform the world. It is important that people continually see the love of God in us.

We gather. The most important thing we do each week is to come together around a table in anticipation of the return of Jesus. We break bread and share the fruit of the vine to remember what he has done for us and to acknowledge he will return one day. Until he returns, we work towards God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven.

No matter who is President, our mission remains the same.

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