The Government Will Be Upon HIS Shoulders

This year on Christmas Eve my youngest grandson (10 years old) put together a Christmas Eve service for our family. I barely got out of the hospital with pneumonia in time to join the family in Orlando.  My situation dictated that we could not go out in crowds, so we opted for our own service in a condo unit. Nathan had an order of service that included songs, Bible readings and prayer.  One of the Bible readings came from the Isaiah 9 prophesy of the coming Messiah.  Verse 6 reads "For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders.  He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace."  After we had sung "Silent Night" and closed with prayer, my next youngest grandson, 11 year old Joshua pronounced, "The Bible said that 'the government will be on His shoulders', so it makes no difference if Trump is elected as president."  With that he waved his hand and left the room.
We adults sat speechless for a moment. "Out of the mouth of babes" came to mind.  How is it that an 11 year old gets it and many seasoned adults don't.  Many people who claim to be evangelical Christians will vote for the person they think will help their bank account rather than the person with the character of Christ.  How sad.  And yet...the writer of Proverbs reminds us that "A king's (president's) heart is like streams of water in the Lord's hand: He directs it wherever He chooses." Are you seeking the Lord's guidance as you approach the presidential election?  If not, why not?


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