Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Morning After

I am writing this post while the crazy results from this election are pouring in.

Unlike last week when I stayed up until 1 a.m. with the nail-biter finish to the World Series, I am going to bed.

Because tomorrow morning, despite the post-election wreckage, one of the candidates will be the next President of the United States.

"O LORD, have mercy on us," we will pray.

And then, either way, it's time to trust God and get back to work.  As I quoted Chuck Colson in yesterday's blog, "Remain at your post and do your duty -- for the glory of God and His kingdom."

Nothing new.  Business as usual. Towels and basins, cups of cold water, and waist deep in the ministry of small things.

Christ followers will go back to serving the poor and homeless, helping the refugees, tutoring in the urban core, supporting women in crisis pregnancies, shoveling mud out of homes in Baton Rouge, and continuing to care for orphans, long before the crises, impervious to the headlines, and no matter who is in the White House.

How should we then live?

...to do justice,
and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God.

                        Micah 6. 8

Love God
    and love people.

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