The scripture for today is Psalm 90:1-8, 12.
“Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.”
So how do you feel now that the election is over? Is there a great sense of ease in your life? Can you sleep easier? I know for me that my life is no better now after the election than it was before. I know that for many people, our lives will ultimately be unchanged because of the outcome of this election. Or, if there is any change, it is because of the stress we caused ourselves. Keeping up to date on the latest polling. Watching every minute of news coverage from our preferred media outlets. Maybe our lives are simpler again, not because of who our country’s leader is, but because we are refocusing on what is actually important in our lives.
I had to stay away from Social Media for the last several months, because I would find myself in an echo chamber with people whom I only agreed with, while they looked down the barrel of an inevitable dooms day scenario.
How is that any way to live our lives?
And I was disappointed from the posts I would see from self-proclaimed Christians, who would profess their love for neighbor on Sunday, and then proceed to tear others down online the rest of the week. Oh, how I wish we were as devoted to our faith and religious practices as we are to our political parties.
The whole Church on earth would be utterly transformed.
Depending on the Bible and translation you use, Psalm 90 is often called “A prayer of Moses the man of God.” And in this passage, I’m reminded that we often forget where our priorities lie – we often forget, as Christians, who we are called to be and what we are called to do. With Thanksgiving around the corner, and the time of Advent quickly approaching, I ask you to be mindful of Christ light that is shining through you for all the world to see.
O God, so teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.