Tonight while praying from across the ocean on the other side of the world, I had a passage impressed upon me: “Do not be deceived. God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
For the past 18 months, America has watched an election cycle unlike any other in our nation’s history, and we have sown the seeds of contention, deceit, and division, not only in our nation, but in our church as well. Tomorrow we will begin to reap the harvest of what we have sown, both in our nation and in our churches.
Those who know me the best know that my heart is irrevocably pierced for the unity of the Church; Christ’s own words in John 17 formed the steel of the sword that pierced my heart with the burden of unity in His body. And in this election my sorrow has compounded to an almost unbearable measure for the defilement and destruction being wrought in the Church by the personal ambitions and agendas of greedy men and women (both in the pulpits and in the pews).
So I want to call on my brothers and sisters to consider how you have sown during this election cycle.
- Has your online presence stirred up strife, or pleaded for peace?
- Have your family discussions entrenched bitterness or worked forgiveness?
- Have your church discussions caused divisions or mended wounds?
What will our harvest be because of our labors?