Remember today is election day. For us as American citizens, it is a sacred right to go and vote.
And, remember who ever wins, whether it's your guy or not, God is still on the throne, Jesus is the Life, and the Holy Spirit is still at work.
Old Testament Lesson
We see here the Lord say that He will judge the people for how they have acted, how they have served Him, how they have been His people. One of the things we are reminded in the prophets is that we have an obligation to live not just for ourselves, but for God. To live for His purpose and His life and His way. Today, let us live a graceful life before our God and for our God. And doing that, may we be a means to show His love and mercy to all.
New Testament Lesson
We see this overriding message of Revelation here. God wins in the end. He sits on the throne. All creation will bow down before Him. He reigns now, He reigns forever. And, in the end, He is victorious.
Today, let us live in the victory of God. Let us live in the knowledge of God's reign. Let us live with the confidence of God's children.
We see Jesus debunk the myth that if something bad happens to you, it's because you've committed some great sin. He says this tragedy did not befall those in the text because they had done something wrong. He said, instead make sure you heart is right.
I believe in the end we'll not be responsible for the mysteries of God that we don't understand. We'll be responsible or the things of God that we do understand, and how we live be them.
I don't understand all the mystery, but I know that God has called me to love and forgive, to serve and be to be salt and light. I'm gonna worry more about that then the mystery. So should we each. Let us focus on what we know, on what God has called us to, and let us live out His grace.