No, the title does not contain a misspelling. The word “weak” is intentional. Across our country this week people are voting for leaders in all states. Before I go too far let me say that this is not a political blog nor am I discouraging people from voting. I want everyone to vote because it is our right and it is the right thing to do. What I do want to write about is being careful how much hope we put into a person or party. These fine men and women who put their lives out there for everyone to scrutinize have my respect. They do not, however, have my hope.
Throughout history there have been great leaders, horrible leaders and everything in between. They certainly can have impact on society and on the average citizen’s life to some degree. Those are the issues that bring us to the poles. Having said that, none of these elected officials hold any bearing on our hope.
Our hope, the only hope is found in Jesus Christ. He is the only one who can change a heart. His Word says that He will take hearts of stone and make them hearts of flesh. If this world is ever going to get along and find agreement of any sort it is going to be because we choose to be a people of one opinion. Not a republican opinion or a democrat opinion, but the opinion of the King of Kings.
How does a politician stop hate crimes? Legislation? The only thing that works is a heart change. There is only one source for that. How does a politician make a fair and complimentary economy? Taxation? There is only one source of true generosity. How does a politician stop wars? Tariffs and threats? In their quiver that is all they have. There is only one Prince of Peace.
I encourage everyone to be a good steward of your state and community. Please get out and vote your conscience and your heart. It is the right thing to do. But when it comes to how much you expect of these individuals and how much hope you put in their administrations, please don’t assign to them only what God can do. Pray for all of these leaders whom we elect but put your hope in the Lord.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19