Following the U.S. elections last week, many people, all around the world, are rather unsettled, worried and maybe even fearful. This particular election process was filled with so much hostility that it seems the hurts can never be healed.
That’s why it’s more important than ever for us who know Jesus as LORD over all to make HIM known to all. Jesus is the only source of true comfort and real hope for the future. Sinful humans will ALWAYS be in conflict. The situation following the election is just one symptom of the insidious disease of sin that has corrupted us all. BUT, all hope is NOT lost as Jesus has the power to forgive our evil, heal our wounds, unite our hearts and give us hope for the future.
In my sermon last weekend I invited everyone to remember and share God’s Word of comfort and hope. I pointed out several passages from the Bible that make His wonderful Truth so clear. Here’s the Good News (all quotes are from the ESV)…
Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Matthew 4:23, “And [Jesus] went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.”
Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Luke 2:10-11, “And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
John 14:27, Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”
John 20:19-21, “19 On the evening of that day [Easter], the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.””
Nehemiah 8:10, “…the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.”
In His mighty strength, Jesus has “sent us” to all the world to bring His forgiveness, peace, and joy to all who will receive it. Even in a torn up world, His power IS able to heal, comfort and delight every heart. Rejoice in the opportunity to bring such gifts. Celebrate in what Jesus WILL DO as we give the “thumbs up” to Him!