Friday, October 19, 2012

Politics, Presidential Race & the 73 Freeway

Over 11 million people were riveted to their televisions or internet feeds this past week for round 2 of the presidential campaign sparring match between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  Unfortunately or fortunately, I was not among those dissecting the candidates every word and move because I had a previous commitment.  However later that evening as I was channel-surfing, I did listen to a bit of the "post-game" analysis.  The decided winner was somewhat in question, depending on what network I landed on. 

If I had a dollar for every person whos asked me how I'm voting or who I think is the best candidate, geez, I just might have enough green stuff to retire early.  I won't tip my hand as to how Im voting, but what grieves me and doesn't surprise me is just how many people are looking for a "political" savior.  Almost seems like Old Testament times when people clamored for a king, when they had THE King right before their very eyes.  

Hey, politics and politicians can direct and even change laws, but ONLY the transformational power of God's Spirit can change a life and a heart.  Yes, I encourage you to vote.  It is a genuine privilege, one that I will not pass up!  However, let's be WAY more intentional about directing people to Jesus.  Ultimately, He is the ONLY WAY!

Finally, this weekend the 73 freeway will be closed.  Please make plans to use alternative routes because you will not want to miss this weekend at The Crossing.  The biblical guidance and direction during this series is rocking people's world.  Your positive feedback has been off the hook!  So be there this weekend, Saturday night at 5:30 pm or Sunday at 9:15 or 11:15 am.  So many of you are excited about this series that you are bring people with you.  Way to go!

Believe me, I KNOW God’s Spirit is going to move BIG TIME this weekend.  Do not miss out!  

Thanks for reading.  See you this weekend,
Tim Celek
Lead Pastor
The Crossing