Inauguration Thoughts and Special Election
With yesterday being our country’s inauguration, a popular Bible verse being posted on social media platforms has been Psalm 146:3 warning us not to put not our trust in princes nor men who cannot save. This Psalm is a great reminder of God’s power and His eternal agenda. After one such post on FB, I noticed someone had added the editorial comment, “Nothing else matters” to which I responded, “Nothing else matters more.”
I understand people’s disappointment with the election results and fully appreciate the general disgust with the mundane nature and sometimes dirty business of politics, but we cannot abandon this arena or any other platform God has given us to be effective and courageous advocates for His truth. Neither can we forget or neglect the fact that God ordained government, and our participation and investment in civics/government/politics offers the best opportunity for us and our neighbors to experience the blessings of laws and a culture that reflects God’s sense of justice and righteousness.
I am not being naïve here. When I saw President Biden nominate a pro-abortion, openly transgender person as Assistant Health Secretary [see article below], I must confess I was temporarily overcome with a wave of grief and discouragement knowing the potential challenges and harm of a Biden administration. Then, one of my fellow FPC directors responded to the announcement with Psalm 27:13 in which David declares he would have despaired if it were not for the hope or belief that he would see the goodness of God in the land of the living. The remedy to despair is found in verse 14 when David reminds himself to be strong, be courageous by waiting on the Lord. In addition to our usual news articles, I am including some resources (kind of an inauguration survival kit) to inform and encourage us in the coming days:
A call to pray for President Biden by Dr. Russell Moore
How Christians should live in a divided country
9 Things You Should Know about Inauguration
An inspirational rendition of America the Beautiful from Hillsdale College
Volunteers Needed for Special Election
When Shenna Bellows resigned as State Senator to become Maine’s Secretary of State, a special election was announced to fill the seat for Senate District 14 (Chelsea, East Winthrop, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Kents Hill, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, South Gardiner, West Gardiner, and Winthrop). The Christian Civic League is endorsing the pro-life candidate in this race, and we need some volunteers immediately to make phone calls in this district. You do not have to be from these towns to help with this very important project. Email me at email@example.com if you are interested in helping us elect a pro-life, religious freedom defending candidate.
We are also looking for churches who are willing to allow team members to come to their church the next two weeks to set up a table in the church foyer to sign up volunteers and help with fundraising efforts. Please email me if you are interested or have any questions.
Even though we are facing restrictions due to the pandemic, we are still willing to serve your ministry by speaking in person or recording services for you. If you are interested in the League helping out with your pulpit needs, contact Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org