I am very politically ambivalent, and it’s no secret that I chose not to vote in the last national election.
I do not believe that every societal problem can be solved by our government. In fact, as a person whose hope is centered fully on the person and work of Jesus Christ, I believe that the world will continue to languish under oppression and injustice until the day of his return. The Bible calls this creation’s unfortunate state of groaning (Rom. 8:18-25).
And while my hope depends on a future event, I also believe that Jesus Christ has asked his followers to work and pray for good as they wait. Today matters in the kingdom of God, and it is Jesus who taught us to pray for this day – not just for our daily bread, but for the coming of the righteous and faithful rule of God.