I am a big fan of Little Johnny jokes. Mike sent this one. Sadly, it speaks a lot of truth.
Little Johnny came running into the house after the school one day, shouting, “Daddy! Daddy! I got 100 in school today!”
“That’s great, Son!” said his daddy.
“Come into the living room and tell me about it,” Daddy continued.
Little Johnny said, “Well, I got 50 in spelling, 30 in math and 20 in science.”
Today he represents us in Congress.
While I am certain there are politicians who run for office with the sole purpose of serving their country, I am also aware, for some, political office is nothing more than a way to power, prestige, and privilege.
If you don’t believe me, take a good look at Austin or Washington D.C. It’s a mess.
Instead of working together for the common good, our political parties have become so polarized, they are no longer willing to cooperate for the good of our country. The extremes in each party seem to be calling the shots, setting the agenda, and causing our country to move in the wrong direction. This is a clear case of the tail wagging the dog.
The good news is those who follow Jesus Christ are ultimately governed by the One who came to serve, sacrifice, and save. This is God’s promise: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
So, as you read the latest drama that is the soap opera coming from Austin or Washington D.C., don’t despair. In the end, God wins. That’s what truly matters.
Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, in those moments when I am tempted to give into despair and hopelessness, help me see the big picture of life. Remind me of your overarching power and grace. Help me remember my true home. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Pray for those in political office. They need it. So do we.
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.