Manager’s Memo 10-21-20
I stepped on a landmine the other day on a friend’s Facebook page. He had a post about the upcoming election, and someone commented that if Christians did nothing, the enemy would win. My response set off a cascade of messages, accusing me of living under a rock, abandoning the poor, ignoring hungry children, not correcting social injustices, etc., etc., all in the name of Jesus. As we countdown to the election, let me share my comments with you, knowing you understand my heart for ministry better than a stranger on a friend’s Facebook page. As I wrote them, they were an excellent reminder for me, and I hope they are for you as well.
No, Paul, the enemy won’t win if we do nothing. The enemy has already lost. My Bible says the battle is already over and decided. The only battle left to fight is within ourselves and whether we can love others as He has loved us. Salvation is not found in a political party, who is in the White House or who sits on the bench of the Supreme Court. As believers, if we spent the same passion and resources we expend on the political process on the issues you mentioned, those issues would probably already be solved. And God certainly doesn’t need me, or you, to accomplish His will. He just wants a willing heart.
As we exercise our rights as citizens in this election, remember our ultimate allegiance is to a kingdom not of this world, and His call on our life is to love others as He loved us, no matter who they may vote for.
For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Mike Agee.