In response to the recent election several well-know media and political voices have put forth plans of opposition or support for the newly elected leaders of our nation. These plans may be helpful, or perhaps even needed. Will these plans change lives, or give people hope? Only time will tell.
There is a plan that works. It has always worked, and it always changes lives. It always brings hope.
- Feed the hungry.
- Give drink to the thirsty.
- Welcome the stranger.
- Clothe the naked.
- Visit the sick.
- Go to the prisoner.
This is God’s plan–the plan of love instead of hatred, of acceptance in place of prejudice, of compassion rather than abuse, of riches to overcome poverty, of grace that conquers injustice.
The problem with God’s plan is that it takes work. It requires commitment. God’s plan demands sacrifice, the kind of sacrifice of life that few are willing to give.