Strong shoulders

Christians are optimistic people.  When we pray, “Thy kingdom come”, we are imagining (just as Jesus did)  a time in the not-so-distant future when the government of the world will be Christ. ( A kingdom is a very effective, efficient style of government when the king is good and wise.  The ancients knew this. ) It is always a shock, to those of us who love democracy, to realize that it is only a temporary fix– a necessary safeguard for now, but not eternal.  Isaiah said “The government will be upon His shoulder”. (Isaiah 9:6)  HE will bring protection and freedom, law and order.   The upheaval in Egypt the past 3 weeks is a reminder of the longing of the human heart for good government. It is also a reminder of our sad history finding it.  I wonder whether you really believe the kingdom will come?  I wonder if it fills you with hope?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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