Guess what, Church? I have great news. Tomorrow morning there is no need to wonder what to do, how to react, or what comes next. Regardless of your feelings on the outcome of this election, there is one thing we know beyond the shadow of a doubt. THIS is your job. THIS is your calling. If you do not do this, all the government in the world cannot save this nation or any one of the hurting people in it. Those who throughout history have reached out in courage and boldness, following this command, they have been unstoppable. Nothing is more powerful. Nothing more untamable, unmovable, unshakable. Stand up and dust off if you’re red, hold out a hand of goodwill if you’re blue; let’s wash off the paint and get down to business.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” I John 4:7-18