Time Marches On
Until the Lord comes, Christians continue to pray, work, love and fight.
The sky did not fall on Election Day. It did not fall the next day, or the day after that. Your candidate may or may not have won. You may not know yet whether your candidate has won. Your cause may have been approved at the ballot box. It may have been rejected. Whatever the outcomes, do not despair. The earth remains until the Lord comes (Gen. 8:22; 2 Pet. 3:10-12). Until then, the sun will rise tomorrow.
The gospel embeds an eternal perspective into Christians' hearts, preparing us for eternity as we walk the winding, uneven road of life (2 Cor. 4:16-18).
Until the Lord comes, Christians continue to pray. About everything (Phil. 4:6). Without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17). Without being discouraged (Lk. 18:1). For all people, including those with authority over our lives (1 Tim. 2:1-2).
Until the Lord comes, Christians continue to work. Always abounding (1 Cor. 15:58). Because it is day and the night is coming (Jno. 9:4). Because there is a harvest, and laborers are few (Matt. 9:37-38).
Until the Lord comes, Christians continue to love. Each other (Jno. 13:34-35). Our neighbors (Rom. 13:8-10). Our enemies (Matt. 5:44). Above all, God and His word (Matt. 22:37; Psa. 119:97).
Until the Lord comes, Christians continue to fight. The good fight of faith (1 Tim. 6:12; 1:18). With purpose and discipline of faith (1 Cor. 9:26-27). Against the wiles of the devil (Eph. 6:11). For truth against "arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God" (2 Cor. 10:3-5; Jude 3-4).
Life goes on. "And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You" (Psa. 9:10).
Joe R. Price