Scandal 

Let me tell you one more scandalous story in the midst of this political drama and confusion. There was once a man who was born to remarkable circumstances. His father was a king, but his mother was an ordinary townsperson with a very pure heart. 

The man was raised with his mother and her husband in a small town and learned his step father’s trade. Still, his father intended for him to do great things and rule beside him in the kingdom. As a child, he demonstrated much wisdom. The elders in the town were impressed at how much this boy knew at such a young age. 

At the age of thirty, he went off to fulfill the plan his father had in place for him. He traveled the land and spoke about this plan often. He gained followers, but also many people despised him. They hated him because he showed kindness to those who had made many mistakes, he spent time with people in the town that were labeled “untouchable”, he invited everyone, including the poorest into his kingdom, and even miracles were witnessed on his account. 

The scandal was so great in the places he traveled that people wanted him killed. They planned and plotted and one night, he was arrested. The basis of the charge was the uproar that he brought on the roman territory that he lived in. 

He was decided guilty and sentenced to the worse possible punishment… death. First, he was beaten to the point of almost extinction. Then, he was forced, despite his injuries, to walk himself to the place where they would end his life. 
In his final words, he forgave those who had done this. The biggest scandal of this whole situation was that his death was necessary. It was the very moment that his father had prepared him for. You see, his father is the creator of the universe, our God. 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ 

God sent his son to the world because before Him, we had no hope. Before him, we had no direct connection to our Heavenly Father. His name was Jesus and when he died, the curtain in the temple that separated the Holy of Holies (which was the earthy dwelling of the presence of God) and the rest of the temple was torn from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51). This symbolized that there was now nothing that could separate us from a relationship with God. 

Not only did Jesus die for us, but he also rose again three days later. Luckily for us, that’s not the end of the story. Likewise, the next president of the United States is not the end of the story. Jesus is coming back. He’s coming back for those who believe and those who accept Him as their Savior. 

Unfortunately, this message of salvation is going to be more offensive to some people then the deceiving antics of our political system. The name of Jesus is used as a derogatory word, it is the punchline to many jokes, and it has been the cause of many disputes around our country and our world. 

Don’t reject your only hope! I promise, the next president is not it. 

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