Christian reflections

So Now What? * 10 Minute Devotional

photo-1458588540036-39028c41de9eAnother election come and gone. Let us not forget: Hillary Clinton did not save us and Donald Trump will not.

We already have a Savior.

He lived far from the halls of power and he used his earthly life to heal the sick, minister to the poor, eat dinner with the outcasts, and preach the Good News that God’s Kingdom was coming soon.

Here’s what he had to say:

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

“You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

“You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

“Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.     –Matthew 5:3-12 (The Message)

For those feeling hopeful, please be tender with and kind to those who are not.

For those feeling fear, remember that God is who he says he is. Nothing can change that.

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Oh, friends, I don’t have a lot of words. We need a Savior.

The good news is: we already have one.

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