Politics and a Great Big God

What a crazy time we are living in!

Do you look at the dark things happening around us, and the unsure political future, and feel a pit deep in your stomach? Sometimes I do. It is frightening to think about what may happen, and how the peaceful happy life I’ve envisioned for myself and my children may be dealt a hard blow by the national unrest around us.

But then I remember: God is so very big. Bigger than uncalled for violence, bigger than the angriest of men, bigger than the most incompetent politician.

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:19)

And while I don’t know what is in store for our nation or for my own little family, I do know that God is good. And I know that he has called us to a faith in Him, to be true to His word, to keep his commands, to share the good news with those who need him–to be a light to a dark world.

I have been feeling a pull back to Augustine’s City of God the last few days. I haven’t taken my copy off the shelf yet, but I’ve been thinking about the central premise of the work: that the City of God exists now, here, within his people, intermingled with the City of Man.

What comfort it is to rest in the knowledge of where my true allegiance lies!

And I pray that the City of God grows stronger–that his people draw together and nearer to Him, and that we are prepared for whatever it is that comes our way.

…the earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord… (Augustine)

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