Wednesday, December 9, 2015


He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20 NIV

Watching the media coverage of the brouhaha over Donald Trump’s latest pomposity: No Muslims to be allowed into this country.

I don’t think this is what this businessman is really aiming for. Rather, it’s his first outrageous trade offer, to be followed by the compromise he allows his opponents to push him to, which is everything he really wanted in the first place. Whatever that is.

But has he stopped to consider the collateral damage? Does he realize the risk he’s taking by applying his deal tactics to the political arena, inflaming passions in frightened individuals, many of whom are unstable?

I hope not. To knowingly incite incendiary behavior points to a far greater character problem.  (And no, I'm not accusing him.)

A strong, in-your-face candidate is very attractive in this climate, but we need strong godly leaders. And, whatever he calls himself, a man who says he’s never asked God for forgiveness because he’s never done anything bad enough just doesn’t have a clue.

But here’s the deal: Donald Trump can’t fix what’s wrong with America, with our world. None of the candidates can. None of them can achieve peace in the Middle East. None of them can assure us of peace and prosperity at home. Too many tangles, too much greed and selfishness, too many histories, too many passionate world views, too many conflicting value systems and religions.   

Let’s choose the One who can fix our problems and make everything new. It’s an individual choice. Individual leadership for every life. National leadership for a country longing to be blessed again.

Then let’s choose godly leaders who’ll lead us in His way.

Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus. Come for us soon, Avi.
But wait. How many of those we love are hesitating at the door? How many still need another chance, need You to wait just a little longer? You know, Avi. You know every heart. Choose for us. And, while we wait, give us leaders after Your own heart.

In Your holy name, Amen.





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