From Your Pastor

September 19, 2021

Dear Grace Family and Friends,

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty disgusted with our Federal Government.  Just when I think they can’t be any more foolish or corrupt, they prove me wrong.  Many sit back and blame it all on God.  They site Romans 13:1, which says, Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.”  So does that mean God is a Democrat?  Or was He a Republican when President Trump was in office?  Absolutely not!  God is not political.  God’s Kingdom is His primary concern.  I believe this verse is telling us that God establishes “systems of government” for the well-being of His people so we should submit to those in authority.  But God doesn’t vote.  Neither does He remove our free will in the voting process.  He lets us choose and then allows us to live with the choices we make, however painful and frustrating.  But we dare not blame this mess on our awesome God.  It’s our fault.  And it’s up to God’s people to reengage and reclaim this nation for His glory.  That happens best at the ballot box.  And it can’t come soon enough to suit me.  In the meantime, stay faithful and keep looking up.  God has a plan for His people and it will come to pass.  We need simply trust Him enough to obey.  The rest is up to Him.   I’ve missed you this week though it has been great to have a few days of “R & R.”  I am excited about worshiping with you today.  May God richly bless you all!  “You” are great blessings to me!

Pastor Bill