Today’s reflection is written by Deacon Karen Katamay.
“He changes times and seasons, deposes kings and sets up kings.” —Daniel 2:21
“Great and amazing are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, King of the nations! Lord, who will not fear and glorify your name?” —Revelation 15:3-4
How election weary are you? I sure am! All the intense emotions, misrepresentations, and distortion of facts that turned people against each other and divided families, friends, and communities. Even as we long to return to normal with the pandemic, I also long for a return to kindness, compassion, and caring for all God’s people, regardless of who they voted for.
After all, there can be only one King and Lord, and that is Jesus. We can elect people to guide us and lead us in the ways of our country and world, but it is God who has the true power. God is the one who changes time and seasons. God is the one doing great and amazing deeds in our lives and in the world. God is the one giving us strength and wisdom to deal with the pandemic and inspiring the scientists who are developing the vaccines and cures. God is the one whose ways are just and true, and God is the only one worthy of our worship.
Next week, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, let us remember that and give thanks that we have a God of love and grace who is truly amazing! Thank you, Lord! Amen.