Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Not so long ago we were all celebrating a great economy.  My, don’t times change?  Skyrocketing fuel prices have us carpooling, parking our gas-guzzlers and riding the bus.  We’d never heard of a ‘sub-prime mortgage crisis;’ now the equity in some of our homes has flat disappeared, or we are ‘upside down’ on our houses, or they are being auctioned off on the courthouse steps.  Tsunamis hit Japan and Hawaii.  Earthquakes hit Chile and California.  Tornadoes hit Alabama and Joplin, MO.  Wild fires rage in Colorado.  And today we are anxiously awaiting reports on Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the eastern seaboard.  It seems that our security blanket has been stripped away and our comfort zone has shrunk dramatically.

But there’s a groundswell.  If you listen you’ll hear it: “It’s time to seek God, to repent, to change the way we’re living.”  It’s an old message for a new generation.  II Chronicles 7:14, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  You say, “The people around me aren’t saying that.”  Then you might want to examine the company you’re consistently keeping!  We don’t need a majority to turn things around.  God told Abraham that just 10 people with a heart for righteousness could save Sodom.  The question is, will you be one of them?

Pray with me… Our Creator and Lord, we come to you in humility, seeking your grace, praying for your mercy to fall on our people, many of whom are in rebellion against your law of love and liberty.  As we move ever closer to our national elections, now just days away, give us wisdom and discernment… to vote for what is right and true… to vote for Biblical values in this generation when many call the truth a lie. Give us hope in the midst of all the bad stuff that is happening around us.  We pray in the name of Jesus, amen.

Pastor Ken

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