Over the last year young and old of every race and every religion have been looking for a leader. This past years election cycle will probably go down in history as the most unusual election cycle in our nation.
The election is over now but as I think about all the different opinions I see that everyone is really looking for the same thing.
We are looking for a leader who is radically different.
A leader who will:
* stand up to the establishment
* Look out for the needs of the masses as well as the individual and provide for those needs.
* Put the needs of others ahead of their own comfort
* Give all people real hope and change for a better future
* Provide a resting place where people can feel safe and secure
* Provide justice and mercy, fairness and forgiveness
We all want a someone with a proven track record in all of the above. Someone whose plans, when followed, never failed.
Sounds impossible but that leader we are looking for has been right in front of us for over 2000 years. The most radical leader of all time, who has never been equaled – not even close. It is Jesus Christ!
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
He is not an establishment figure
His message was and still is definitely one of hope and change
He never wavers in the truth and exposes the lies
He knows our every need and has the ability to meet every need and His resources are unlimited
His desire is to reach out to and meet the needs of every person of every race, gender and nation
He is always just and fair
He has a purpose and plan for every life and there are multitudes who have followed Him and give testimony to the details and outcomes of the plans in real-time for years.
His “super pack” was twelve men who spoke truth, His truth. They served and took care of others ahead of their own needs. They defended the weak, widowed and orphans. This super pack stood firm in their faith and in the truth even where there was personal insult and injury, standing up against the establishment for what was right and what was truth.
We have a new president-elect now who will soon take over to lead our country and we should be praying for him as he leads. Things are still somewhat unsettled and probably will continue to be even into the next election. It will always be that way with men!
But no matter what our political views are, with God we can always have that hope and change we long for. Christ is the Leader of leaders, the King of kings. Christ alone can bring us the peace we need in this crazy world we live in if we will follow Him.
He is the only leader I know with the perfect resume.
Why not follow the Leader!