This week we have been reminded of the importance to pray for our nation and our leaders. It is not about politics, it is about our obedience as we follow the instructions that God gives us in His Word, the Bible. The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Timothy 2:2 that we are to pray for those in authority, that we may live quite and peaceable lives.
As I write this article on Wednesday evening, we are hours away from a very tumultuous hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC as the nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh is facing accusations of sexual assault. Who is telling the truth? Only those involved know what happened, or did not happen. But often overlooked is the fact that God knows. Despite all of the back and forth accusations being made by people on both sides of the argument, despite my opinion or your opinion, we as followers of Jesus Christ have a responsibility to pray for our leaders to exercise wisdom and discernment as they lead our nation. By the time you are reading this message a decision may have already been made regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s future. Regardless of that decision we need to pray and pray more fervently than ever before for this land we call home.
In the midst of the chaos, confusion, darkness and division in our nation the need for healing is more obvious than ever. Our land needs to be healed and it is a healing that can only come from God.