Everyone needs compassion
A love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
A kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations 

-Lyrics by Hillsong Australia  



People don’t long for religion.  They don’t desire rules.   They don’t hunger for dogma.   And they don’t want to be told who to vote for in the Election this fall. 


Jesus isn’t merely the hope of America—he remains the hope of mankind.  You can have your preferences or even your convictions—although I’d argue we value much too much that which God doesn’t value and value much too little that which he does.  It’s all fine and good if I like green and you like blue.  Maybe you like loud music and I like it soft.  It’s no matter if you prefer sherbet over ice cream.  For all it matters you might like liver, spinach, sushi, and sardines.  


It doesn’t matter. 


People need a Savior and our culture isn’t about to deliver them one.  The world hasn’t delivered on it’s hollow sham promises to provide a quasi savior yet and it’s not about to. 


No other savior will do.  Do you believe that?  The Scriptures couldn’t be any  clearer.  When we will stop trying to convert people to our way of thinking or our way of doing things?  If there is room for James Dobson and Bono within the ranks of our members what makes us think this movement that never ceases—despite man’s best efforts to kill it—is about personalities?


It’s never been about my ideas, your ideas, or Barack Obama‘s ideas.   Truth be told—we have passed out plenty of opinions to date. 


 22 And have mercy on those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.


24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.    (Jude 1:22-25, ESV) 


It’s all about Jesus—and it’s about time we start acting like it.