I hope this finds you well – rejoicing in the assured hope that is yours in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 12:12).

It’s January 21, 2021, the first full day of a new presidential administration in the United States. What this will mean for our nation collectively, and for conservative Christians in particular, will undoubtedly become clearer in the days and months ahead.
Paul’s admonition to Timothy could not be more timely:

“First of all, then I urge that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made in behalf of all people, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,who wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time (1 Timothy 2:1-5).
Two references from the Old Testament and one from the New are also encouraging reminders of whom will serve and how we can have complete confidence (and joy) in the days ahead:

  1. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He pleases.” (Proverbs 21:1)
  2. “Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass, unless the Lord has commandedit?” (Lamentations 3:37).
  3. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” (Romans 8:31)

“Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be firm, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”(1 Corinthians 15:58)

Looking to Him/Praying for you,

Heb 12:1-2; Eph 3:14-19

Pastor Ryne

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