Is there hope?

August 9, 2019 · Print This Article

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What are we supposed to do in a world gone crazy?

In the wake of the terrible tragedy of the shootings in Texas and Ohio the two main political parties in the US barely paused to mourn before attacking each other, the divisions between them now so deep that they cannot even be shocked into dialogue. In the UK, Parliament has never seemed so divided, and the institutions of democracy seem unable to cope with the challenges we face. Both countries are seemingly becoming less and less deserving of having the word ‘united’ in their names.

As someone who is a citizen of both countries, their current strife fills me with sadness. Where are we to find hope and salvation? Another Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill perhaps? For me, it is in Jesus Christ that I find hope: the answer to the world’s problems is not another political leader, but in finding our true spiritual leader.

If you despair at the state of the world, put your hope in God.

About the Author:

Gavin Henderson is an Elder and the Operations Manager of the National Ministry Team of Grace Communion International in the UK and Ireland.

 

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