Friday, August 24, 2012
During the 2008 Presidential campaign, then candidate Barack Obama ran on a platform of hope and change. Apparently life in America was so dreadful that changes needed to be made to achieve any hope of overcoming this oppression. Fast forward to today. Opinions are varied and remarkably polarized within the current US populous on whether America has seen the redemption of this promise. One thing is certain, our government as a whole is accountable for the current state of our economy.
Presently, it seems that the societal fabric of our post Christian society in America continues to change for the worst and the economic hopes of many are dashed to the spending whims of those we elected to represent our best interests. Yet no single man can be blamed for this, for the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Rest assured we do not have to wait for the November election for hope and change, we can obtain it today. The good news is that there is a current hope that will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5:5) Unite your life with the presence of the Spirit and change will immediately become evident in your life. The LORD will change your heart and the hearts of all your descendants, so that you will love him with all your heart and soul and so you may live! (Deuteronomy 30:6)
When your heart is filled with love, it drives out anything that previously took up residence. Whatever happens from this point forward, we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. (2 Corinthians 5:1) This is the culmination of our ultimate hope, a hope which all the silver and gold in the world cannot purchase.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and Love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27) Do this and you will live. God makes this promise to those who humble themselves before Him…….and God always keeps His promises.
Now that’s hope and change!