Pastor’s Pen

God has always employed mysteriously masterful means to arrest the attention of a hard-hearted nation. The Sacred Text is framed and filled by the narrative of a rebellious, unrepentant and idolatrous people who seek to fulfill their own pleasures and desires until they are reawakened to their innate need for the Living God. The eternal tension in fellowship between Creator and creation lies in the documented history of the shallow and short-sighted wisdom of the latter. Through word and misdeed, humanity has always exclaimed that her knowledge is higher, her insight is deeper and her wisdom is broader than the God whose ways and thoughts are all encompassing and far surpassing. Scripture teaches and experience proves that man has always preferred the things of God more than God, Himself. Therefore, God will often grant what is desired or permit what is undesirable to rekindle a sincere passion to return to a merciful God who is faithful to abundantly pardon. God wants His people to choose Him! Hallelujah and Amen!

Presently, the intimidators of fear, racism, oppression, hegemony, misogyny, bigotry, hatred, homophobia, abuse of power and reality of repeated history dominate the troubled hearts of many people who rested their hopes on the promise of a better tomorrow. Undeniably, generations to come will be woefully affected by a government dominated by executive, legislative and judicial branches on state and federal levels that are blatantly slanted to cater to a select few. The global ramifications of this unprecedented election have sent shockwaves around the world through the drop of foreign currency, the unexpected nosedive of the stock market and the reinvigoration of domestic and global institutions of systemic hate. Without question, the country currently lives under the fear of both civil and world war. Nevertheless, God still beckons for His people to return to Him! Hallelujah and Amen!

Does God have your attention? The challenge for the true believers of Jesus Christ is to be reminded that love always overcomes hate. The joy of Sunday morning reminds us that there is no government, emperor or political power that can overthrow the plan and Kingdom of God. Dr. Joel Gregory says, “Sometimes, God can make Himself appear that he has lost in order to bring Himself greater glory.” This letter is not on behalf of a particular candidate but rather in protest to every ideology that marginalizes and oppresses those created in the image and likeness of God. Remember the words of Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” The election is over, but the fight is not! Let us return to God! Let us march on until victory is won! Rejoice and be glad!