November 9, 2016

Three reflections on the election

Posted in better disciples at 11:33 PM by alexlozada

From MCC’s own Ben Cachiaras, “Post-election: should be be fist-pumping or hand-wringing?” And with a MidWestern-influenced take, Tim Harlow, lead pastor of MCC partner church Parkview Christian in suburban Chicago, wrote “Cubs Win World Series. Donald Trump is President. It’s the end of the world as we know it.”

The Jewish prophet Daniel served God while living and working under Babylonian ruler  Nebuchadnezzar and Persian ruler Cyrus. Whatever my personal opinions of the current president, the president-elect, or the defeated candidate … “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons;
he deposes kings and raises up others.” (Daniel 2:20-21). And from Daniel’s friends Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meschach), and Azariah (Abednego) “the God we serve is able to deliver us … from your majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods …” (Daniel 3:17-18)

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