Being Near Good People

Char and I spent several days last week visiting friends in northern Minnesota. Driving back home on Sunday, we talked a bit about what a privilege it is to know such special people. Were these four couples the only blessings the Lord had ever given us, we would still count ourselves highly blessed.

There is something deeply enriching about being around good people. Amidst all the political turmoil of our day, especially with the disgusting behavior of so many of our national leaders, being with those who have no guile had an almost cleansing effect on us. By the grace of God, such people will be the future of America in a way that the currently twisted conservatives will never be.

More importantly, such people are a demonstration that the Kingdom of God, not fully established this side of the grave, nevertheless is present in our day. It shows up in the Christlikeness of character of those who dwell in the love and grace of God.

Just think of how much better off America would be right now if the “Evangelicals” ( a dubious label, I fear) had not ceased to value Christlikeness of character in the voting booths in recent years.

Governments and and nations come and go on planet Earth but there will always be God’s people to show us what goodness looks like, what grace can accomplish, and what love really is. Char and I are thankful to God for the privilege and pleasure of knowing some of those people. . . .

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About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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