Daily Devotional November 4, 2020

In 1986, the English rock band Genesis released the song “Land of Confusion.”  It was one of the most popular videos on MTV.

What made the video version of “Land of Confusion” so popular was the music, caricature puppets, and the message of political confusion of the day.   It seems especially appropriate for the day after the election when we have no clear winner.  There’s a lot of confusion.

In “Land of Confusion”, Phil Collins sings, “There’s too many men, too many people, making too many problems.  And not much love to go round.  Can’t you see this is a land of confusion?”

As I read this morning’s news and thought of Phil Collin’s prophetic words, I was reminded of an email that Cindy sent yesterday.  It was sent to her by another Cindy in our church.  (We’ve got a lot of Cindys.)

The email said, “A quote I received from Cindy this morning, “The day before the election, Christ is King.  The day after the election, Christ is King.” 

Cindy’s email was all I needed to put life back in a proper perspective.

No matter what happens with the election, for those who claim Jesus as Lord and Savior, he will always be king.  No earthly power, controversy, or confusion will ever replace the One who defeated death. 

So today, in the midst of all the confusion, remember what matters most.  Christ is on his throne.  Nothing will every eclipse his love for you.  Ultimately, you are safe. 

Jesus said, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”  (John 14:27)

Politicians come and politicians go.  Our God remains forever.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me to see through the fog of confusion to what matters most.  Remind me no matter who my elected leaders are, you are the One who is truly in charge.  Give me peace in the midst of the storm and bless our country.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

When the election results are finally tallied, some will be happy, some will be sad.  That’s what democracy is all about.

But what matters most is when the election results are finally tallied, Jesus will still be king.  That’s what truly matters.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins