A Little History

All the peoples of the earth
       are regarded as nothing.
       He does as he pleases
       with the powers of heaven
       and the peoples of the earth.
       No one can hold back his hand
       or say to him: "What have you done?" Daniel 4:35

Nebuchadnezzar spoke these words after he had experienced God’s humbling power in his life. He thought he was in control, but as this verse shows, it is God who does as he pleases.

As we enter the last weekend before the presidential election, uncertainty and worry hang like thick, low clouds over the political landscape of America.   Parents, it is important that your children see in our attitude and demeanor a quiet confidence that embraces God’s plan to bring good to his people.

After the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God specifically chose four political leaders to ensure that the new church would flourish and spread trough out the known world. These leaders were God’s choice to bring God’s people to rely on God alone for wisdom and care. Their names were Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. They served the purposes of God while they thought they were serving their own agendas. 

This weekend, remember a little history so that you may encourage your children. God is determined to bring about the events of human history which will cause his church to value Jesus Christ above all that this world has to offer.  No election, regardless of its outcome, can change this blessed and powerful reality.

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