Vision for 2020
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As we head into the final month of 2019, the festive period shares airtime with the messages of political parties, anxious to secure your vote in the general election. The country has an opportunity to make a choice about whose vision for the country is both the most attractive and most deliverable. Do we want prosperity, social justice, a strengthened NHS, Brexit? It’s hard to know who to trust in a world of fake news and spin.
Isaiah, a prophet in the old testament of the Bible, talks about a future ruler, someone whose laws are moral, just and peaceful;
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
But Jesus was born 2000 years ago and this hasn’t happened, so when will it?
The whole globe seems to be building up to something, both socially and politically, not to mention the dramatic effects of climate change. It feels like we can’t carry on like this. The Bible describes these times, saying that when you see them happen, take note because Jesus will soon return to the earth. Then there will be laws that are just, fair and peaceful, and a leader who is righteous.
Elections are about choice and who to put your trust in, so maybe this Christmas, consider putting your trust in Jesus.
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