Depending on your politics, you fall into one of three categories:
- You believe that Barack Obama is singlehandedly destroying this country.
- You believe that Barack Obama is rescuing this country.
- You like hamburgers. And you’re not sure about Barack.
If you fall into one of the first two categories, you’re probably aware that people are seriously fired up right now. Hordes of protesters recently descended onto Washington DC to protest Obama’s health care plan. Parents were fired up when Mr. President decided to address school children on the first day of school. I actually heard someone use the word ‘impeachment’ recently.
I’m not to going play political analyst in this post. I’ll leave that up to smarter, more godly men like Al Mohler. I simply want to remind us of one truth:
When thinking about politics, we must first remember The Great Politician.
Politics tend to bring out two responses in us. The first is panic. Barack Obama is bringing this country to the brink of ruin! Our children and grandchildren are going to face an apocalypse!
The second response is anger. I can’t believe what is happening in Congress. They’re killing us! This country is becoming a socialist nation!
Both of these responses forget one magnificent truth: God is The Great Politician who rules and reigns.
Proverbs 21:1 says:
The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.
Barack Obama makes his plans and authors legislation that is thousands of pages long. But ultimately, Barack Obama doesn’t lift a finger without God ordaining it. God is using Obama exactly as he pleases. God is the one directing Obama’s heart, and Obama’s plans are nothing more than a tiny sub-clause in God’s sovereign plan.
God is used to working with people in high places. He hardened Pharaohs’ heart, and He raised up King David. He humbled Nebuchadnezzar, and He exalted Solomon. Kings and Presidents are like tiny streams of water in the hands of God, and He does with them as He pleases.
The next time you’re tempted to panic or anger, remember The Great Politician. He knows what He’s doing.
+photo by Steve Punter