What’s the answer?

RELIGIOUS REFLECTIONS

RELIGIOUS REFLECTIONS

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Donna Homer

Most people desire to have a good government and a good governor to take care of their country and help it prosper. If under their government all goes well, the people are content, however, often this is not the case. Many times, the governed disagree with the action of their president, dictator, king or whoever is in control. People demonstrate, riot, oust their leaders, etc. Then, oftentimes the next leader, can be even worse, and the majority suffers, and the complaints abound.

What is the answer? There is but one answer and that is prayer. In the Bible, Ecclesiastes 5:8, it says, “If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgement and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter? For He that is higher than the highest regardeth.” And from Ezekiel 21:27, “I will overturn, overturn, overturn it; and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is.”

So, it seems to me that the Bible is encouraging us to have faith that God is the only governor, and that if we listen to His divine direction, we will be guided to do whatever is needed to assure that our leaders use intelligence and wisdom in governing our nations.” Our leaders can hear God’s direction just as we can. And, if God as the Bible says, “overturns” any evil, or injustice in government will be cast out.

The one thing to be remembered is that only God is in control. Things may not happen as quickly as we would like or in the manner we want; but justice will prevail if the people do not fail to put their trust in God’s governing of his people, for God wants us to be at peace and to prosper.

In Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, it states, “One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations, constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself,’ annihilate pagan and Christian idolatry, whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political and religious codes.”

So, let us pray!

Donna Homer is a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sunnyside.



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