Jesus Is Our Jubilee
Seven days into 2021, a U.S. Senator invoked the famous words from the President in 1941. The Senator, channeling his inner Roosevelt, described yesterday, January 6, 2021, as a day of the “very short lists of dates in American history that will live forever in infamy.” Now, whether or not you agree with this Senator’s sentiments, we should all be able to say that yesterday was a low mark in our nation’s history. Wrap your mind around this fact – the nation’s capital was stormed by a slice of the nation’s citizens. I am glad that 1/6/21 is between 1/3/21 and 1/10/21. These two dates are Sundays when the church gathered and, Lord willing, will gather. The day that “will live forever in infamy” is flanked by the soul-stabilizing reminder that for the church, Jesus is our Jubilee! The home of the free where freedom reigns is actually found in Christ. This upcoming Sunday, we will look at Psalm 95 that tells us to come and worship. Even after 1/6/21? Yes, emphatically so. Presidents come and go. Our King remains immovable on the throne. Come, let us worship, for the LORD is a great God and a great King above all gods (95:3).
In the Kingdom together and praying for the peace of our nation,