So the election is over, the Halloween Craze has past, and the country is settling in to watch the political climate change as well as wait for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays to arrive. The Davidson family is enjoying where it currently is in life, and is so thankful for our work, our kids, our home, and all the provisions of God. Currently, I am continuing to think through the idea of the church's role in reaching the poor, extending mercy in Jesus' name, of binding up the brokenhearted. For years, as conservative evangelicals, we either saw some of these things as the government's responsibility or at best, that of liberal, neo-orthodox Christians.
However, I think the Scripture is clear that we as the church as supposed to be doing these things. The Kingdom of God is at hand, and what we do in this currently Kingdom, I believe will transfer into eternity because we are in the Kingdom NOW.
Let's just say, hypothetically, that the government was able to take care of all of the needs of every person in the USA, and for that matter the rest of world...would that negate our responsibility to be a part of it? No according to Scripture (Gal 2:10).
Friends, this season as we watch our nation change, and as we gather with family and friends and rest from our labors during the Holiday season...let us work on behalf of the risen and reigning King in the Kingdom and love the cities that we are in in His name...serve the communities that surround us...help those who are poor (either in spirit or in possessions) and by doing so...we will bless the very face of God.