God is No Where, God is Now Here

G O D I S N O W H E R E

I heard a story on the radio about a conversion that used these phrases as bookends to the story. The story started out with a man proclaiming:

GOD IS NO WHERE

And then it ends with the same man proclaiming:

GOD IS NOW HERE

You’d think I would have heard this one at some point in my life, but wow, it was brand new! For those who have heard it before, thanks for bearing with me in my personal newness of it. What an excellent juxtaposition to illustrate the importance of perspective…

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Remind the People to be Subject to Rulers and Authorities

As Christians, we are obligated to obey the law of the land inasmuch as it does not cause us to violate the law of God. We therefore are subject to the rulers and authorities of our country, even as the Bible teaches:

“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.” – Titus 3:1 NIV

We have a privilege in our country to choose those who rule and have authority over us. I hope that our readers go to the polls to vote today. It may sometimes feel fruitless: we hope, we pray, we vote, and still Washington and our State houses get more corrupt each year. Regardless, we do have a voice, which is lot more than those in other countries.

And once our voices are heard (or not), and the election is over, even if our candidates haven’t been elected, it is still our God-given duty to work with what He gives us. Yes, what He gives us…

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” – Colossians 1:16 NIV

God bless you as you go to the polls today, and may God truly bless America.

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