I’m laughing this morning over a recent on-line report. It says that (so-far) 20 Democratic contenders have already jumped into the primary (which is still one year away), including a former Vice President, six US Senators, six members of the House, and two governors. One Republican governor has also declared himself a candidate.
So far, 21 people are looking to be elected President of the United States. Twenty-one, not counting the current sitting President. My, oh my, this is going to be one long year!
Each of these men and women are hoping to ascend to the glory of the highest position in our nation. At one time, the US President was considered the most powerful person in the world, no matter who was in office. I’m not sure if that is still a consideration, but I know it must be close or we would not have so many people running for the office.
I’m laughing this morning. As I type this, I am thinking about what Paul wrote to the Colossians.
Colossians 1:27: “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” [NIV]
My hope of glory is not connected to an election. It is not realized with inauguration into a political office. My hope of glory, your hope of glory, is connected to a living, reigning, LORD of Glory, Jesus the Christ. The “lowliest” believer has a higher hope of glory than any of these men and women will find in being elected President of the United States.
Thank you, God – may we recognize and realize the glorious riches of this mystery you have made known among us. Christ in us – the hope of glory! Amen.