I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior 1st Timothy 2:1-4
Paul wrote these words in his first letter to Timothy. That letter was written at a time Christians were persecuted in severe ways probably around the time Nero was Emperor of Rome. Christians were fed to lions, burned alive, and crucified. Paul called for Christians to pray for the leaders who were doing such things.
In light of what happened yesterday in Washington D.C., and in light of last year, now more than ever is a time for Christians to pray.
My blog is not about politics. But I will say that whether I agree with any leader or not, I am still called to pray for them.
I am called to represent Jesus in this terribly fallen world. It is the highest calling anyone can have. Paul also wrote in 2 Corinthians chapter 5:
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
Jesus is still on his throne in heaven. Nothing can change that and he calls Christians to represent him in this fallen world to be his ambassadors. The world needs Christians to show Christ’s love in the midst of this pandemic and chaos.
That is my goal for this coming year to be an ambassador for Jesus in this fallen world.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.