Sunday, November 9, 2008

In Christ Alone

There has been so much stuff written about the election I almost can't stand it anymore.

Really, there is nothing new under the sun that hasn't been said already, on either side of the political fence.

So I'll just say my little piece and be done with it.

NO PRESIDENT is going to be the one that changes our country. Yes, I was disappointed at the election outcome. However, there is nothing magical about either John McCain or Barack Obama. Truly, there is not.

I know there are millions of people who really think, in their heart of hearts, that Obama will bring about change that they so desperately desire. They are placing their hope and trust in this man.

And see, that's the problem. He is just a man.

Not that there is anything wrong with being excited or hopeful about a leader. I fully believe that since God has allowed Barack Obama to take the position of president, that we should support him, and pray for him. I hope that great things happen in our country.

But instead of placing hope in Obama, I hope that the people of our country will choose to turn to God, to seek His face, and to put their ultimate trust in Christ alone.

Instead of "Yes We Can," let it be "Yes God Can."

The lyrics to this song say it perfectly:

In Christ Alone
In Christ alone will I glory
Though I could pride myself in battles won
For I’ve been blessed beyond measure
And by His strength alone I’ll overcome
Oh, I could stop and count successes like diamonds in my hands
But those trophies could not equal to the grace by which I stand

In Christ alone
I place my trust
And find my glory in the power of the cross
In every victory
Let it be said of me
My source of strength
My source of hope
Is Christ alone

In Christ alone do I glory
For only by His grace I am redeemed
For only His tender mercy
Could reach beyond my weakness to my need
And now I seek no greater honor
in just to know Him more
And to count my gains but losses to the glory of my Lord

In Christ Alone
I place my trust
And find my glory in the power of the cross
In every victory
Let it be said of me
My source of strength
My source of hope
Is Christ Alone.

AMEN.




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