We are down to the wire! Both candidates are making their last minute desperation speeches to get the country out to vote. My home state—Colorado—is a swing state this year and there is a thick political cloud of tension hanging over our state. Air Force One has landed here several times in the past several weeks and Romney and his running mate have made several visits to our hometown recently, too. Many have attended rallies and posted signs in their yards. The phone is ringing off the hook with political commercials, polls and requests for money. Even my 8 year old has a strong opinion about the election and who the “best man” is for the job.
What does desperation bring out in you? For some it’s the best— we perform well under pressure. For others desperation looks ugly and we buckle under pressure.
Often we see desperation at the end of a tight race or an athletic competition when the score is close or when there’s a deadline. I wonder… Do we treat life’s race to eternity with the same desperation? No one on this earth knows when Christ will return. We are just asked to be prepared. If we knew, wouldn’t we live life differently? How desperate would our plea be to those around us to choose Christ or to spread the word that He is the One to choose?
Have you been involved in any political debates or discussions over this election? I hope that you will fight with the same vigor and passion to share the gospel and convince people to choose Christ. These are desperate times when evil is being called good and good is being called evil.
2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 says “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For He says “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”
Do you hear the desperation in the words “appeal, implore, urge, now, now”?
Stand for righteousness. Stand for righteousness at the polls—and stand for righteousness in your everyday life.
I have already voted, as has my husband. We voted together at home. I voted pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-Israel. I desperately ask you to vote and then put it behind you—and go and be an ambassador for Christ. Choose things that will last more than four years. Choose things that will impact eternity. Be sure your loved ones and neighbors know—today is the day of salvation! They desperately need to choose Christ!
We train individuals, families, churches and groups to befriend this forgotten generation.