At the end of the day: Light Wins
By Teresa LeNeave
Sin nature. We all have it. Even when we become Christians, our sin nature has a way of popping up unexpectedly. Maybe that's why the Bible says there is none good and all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. As I watch the news and the political hullabaloo going on right now, I am made so aware of the nature that seems to overcome man more often than not. Man's sin nature is easy to spot. It's been around for thousands and thousands of years, and it always looks the same. The word most of us would recognize is: defiance.
Defiance works to our good and to our detriment. Sadly, most defiance is destructive.
Eve, in the very beginning of time, was enticed to defy the law of God and partake of the only tree in the garden that was restricted. How strange it is that there was JUST ONE LAW to keep, and even then, mankind stood up in defiance of the one and only rule God set.
Since that day, man continues to defy every law God has set. It's been a continual feud between good and evil; obeying God and disobeying God. Between Light and dark. "Light," the Bible says, "shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehends it not" (John 1:5). Darkness thinks it will win, but it can't because light always overpowers darkness.
The ancient law God instituted about marriage being between male and female; man has defied and changed. The ancient law of "only one true God"; has been defied and everyday wars are fought over it. The ancient law of always being honest and truthful; has been defied and people live like honesty means nothing anymore. If being honest is not required for the highest office in our land, then why not?
We can't really judge others for being defiant because we, too, are sometimes defiant. Answer these questions? Do you LIKE to be told what to do? Do you LIKE your spouse to tell you to pick up your socks or carry out the trash? Do you LIKE to go to work every day and follow the bosses' whims even if they are in the best interest of the company?
You see, it is our nature to rebel. If you have a child you know I'm telling the truth. Defiance is born into our DNA, but I see something else arising from the political arena and that is gross arrogance. Arrogance stretches the envelope just a little. Where is respect, kindness, honesty, and integrity? How is it that a political leader can be "too Christian", which has been said about some, but they can't be "too worldly"?
On the good side of defiance is the need for Christians to stand up and be heard. If everyone else can stand up for what they believe in, why aren't we? Why did Christians sit on the sidelines and let prayer be ripped from the halls of our schools? Why do we let other religious leaders be spoken of in public places, but not Jesus? I don't understand why one name can be spoken of in public, but not the other. God is Creator and he will get the last word, for sure. May our leaders (especially those seeking the highest office in our land), seek to create not only a strong and powerful nation, but a godly nation. The Bible says, "God is Light." Let's be on the side of Light because light is always stronger than darkness.