Christmas politics

Our Savior Lutheran Church

Itº has been a year of politics! Now following the election at least part of the country is glad it is over, and yet another part is still upset about it. If only we could set those politics aside for Christmas. Yet right there in the Christmas story come some Wise Men looking for a king. Then we have King Herod who would do what he could to eliminate this threat to his power, even to killing the baby boys in Bethlehem. (Matt. 2) Sounds like politics as usual. Jealousies a struggle for power, eliminating threats…. Not just in national politics either, it happens in our local politics too.

We can get caught up in all the political upheaval, and rhetoric, following the drama in the news. We keep hoping that the news will change, that there will be peace and hope. But there is only one politician who can do that, and he is a king named Jesus. Before he was born was the prophecy; “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9:6–7 (NIV84)

 

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