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Five Things every church MUST do after the election

By now nearly everyone should be sick and tired, weary and worn from the political slashing and bashing in the…

post by Ben Cachiaras

american-flag-796736_1280By now nearly everyone should be sick and tired, weary and worn from the political slashing and bashing in the aftermath of the election. If you’re not, there  may be something wrong with you, or you’ve successfully avoided reality.

Churches across this divided nation have a special responsibility and opportunity this weekend.

Worship lifts our sights and closes our mouths for a bit. When Isaiah saw the Lord, high and lifted up, he felt undone and saw with clarity how he and his people had unclean lips. It humbled him. And it resulted in him humbly serving: “Here I am. Send me.”

Job had so many painful problems to deal with. When he finally recognized the greatness of God, that epiphany led him to put his hand over his mouth which had been running non-stop.

But worship doesn’t leave us mute. It draws out of us the praise and confession and repentance and lament and adoration and thankful song that was stuffed down and covered over by our clouded minds.

This weekend churches can do so much to heal hearts, and reset minds. Regardless of one’s politics, here is what needs to happen in churches across this divided land:

Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 

We are HIS. So enter his gates with thanks and praise, and remember we are all his people. Let the worship of God reorient our thinking so that as we depart we can seek FIRST the Kingdom of God, and our lives will more closely resemble the One who sent us. We are God’s people. It’s who we are.

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