Matthew 16:13 “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” Do I know who He is? Do you?
I have great respect for Our Nation, The USA, and its electoral voting system regardless of human error and deception by and of evil. I respect all peoples be it Democrat-Obama-Biden or Republican-McCain-Palin, race, gender and/or age I plan to vote and of course would like to see my choice between the two win, But, without a doubt, I will honor ‘Our President’, be it President McCain or President Obama. I will be proud of and honor our nation. I will salute our flag with honor and sing “America The Beautiful.”
Yet, my total focus is and will be on the One that everybody ought to know. All Nations, all peoples, all races, young and old, should know Him, I think. Now who is He? Will He get your vote?
Romans 10:8 (NCV) This is what the Scripture says: “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart. That is the teaching of faith that we are telling.” “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” Everybody ought to know who I am! Do you?
Sing this song along with me and proclam what I think everybody ought to know:
Everybody ought to know,
Everybody ought to love,
Everybody ought to tell,
Who Jesus is!
He’s the Lily of the valley,
He’s the bright and morning Star,
He’s the Fairest of ten thousand,
Everybody ought to know.
everybodyoughttoknow.mid (audio/midi Object)
But, do we know? Janet Sherman, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School says, “the more actively you engage your brain in the process of learning, the more likely you are to retain knowledge.” Therefore, when you learn something, say it out loud. If you hear a story, tell someone new. As you think about it and tell it in different situations it will help your mind store the details. Great news by this psychologist but Paul must have understood it as well, I think? Read what Paul wrote about telling the stories you hear.
Paul says,“But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10)
HUM, now what story should I proclaim today? Jesus is Lord of ALL! Jew or Greek, back or white? Should I proclaim Obama’s race, McCain’s age or Palin’s gender and or Biden’s candor! Oh, and surely don’t forget to unjustly criticize the wives, husbands and children! I would think that these things should not be the issues but knowing the ‘best plan’ that would make our nation stronger. To strengthen the nations of the world in food supplies for the starving and health care for all. Education with peace and not unrest in our schools. A safe nation to live in. A big help would be knowing and understanding the moral character of a man or women. Or gods or God? How will they vote on issues or judge concerns that are meaningful to us? So, what do you know for sure? What have you heard from these three? What do you know for sure about these three? Would you be willing to proclaim it right here. Please do!
McCain? Obama? Jesus?