The Morning After

Once again many mainstream Christians placed themselves at the mercy of the media, buying into an “all or nothing” type of political soup that never pleases anyone. It’s almost comical, and sad, how quiet Twitter has been from folks who were all a chatter about how evil Obama was and how he was going down.

Why do we do this? I say “we,” because I have so many friends, nice people, who seem to just set themselves up for a letdown. Neither candidate was perfect. Neither candidate was so “Christian” that every Christian could endorse them. Maybe we should learn something from this & learn to listen more than we critique. Is it possible you and I have wonderful brothers & sisters who simply disagree with us on some things, but we can all still agree on Who the real King is?

I am grateful the election has come and gone…no more talk radio exaggerations and innuendo; now only blaming & pessimism, which makes it so easy to turn the radio/internet off. Maybe we should spend more time talking to God, and listening to our brother & sister. We might just be better off.

About Tim Holt

Founding pastor of Seacoast Vineyard Church, Myrtle Beach, SC. Retired January 2021. Pastor to surfers, friends, pastors, etc.
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2 Responses to The Morning After

  1. Doug Sturgill says:

    Guys, for years I have been quite “vocal” of my disapproval of Barack Obama and have treated him pretty much like an “enemy”. I am a conservative politically and am still opposed to most of Obama’s policies but God is really dealing with me over my attitude toward him. God asked me this morning why I could not pray for Obama as if he were the one I voted for. God tells us to pray for our leaders AND our enemies, so I have no excuse. First, I have to stop considering Obama as an enemy. Then I can ask God to bless him in every way I would want to be blessed myself. MAYBE THE RIGHT CHANGE WILL COME TO OUR COUNTRY WHEN THE RIGHT CHANGE COMES INTO THE HEARTS OF GOD’S PEOPLE. Just think about what could happen if all of God’s people prayed for Obama as God would have us to. MAYBE CHANGE WILL COME TO OUR COUNTRY THROUGH PRAYER AND NOT THE VOTE. I just want to be honest with myself and all my facebook friends. God bless president Obama today and his family. Protect him and guide him in his decisions. Reveal yourself to him this morning Lord. Your Kingdom come on Earth as it is in Heaven!

  2. timholt says:

    Thanks, Doug, for your honesty and willingness to love, pray, and understand. John Wimber used to teach us that man is not our real enemy; we really only have one enemy. Thanks for your input, reflections and authenticity.

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