It’s the season of Politics and Power, so let’s talk politics a bit.
Very often our desire to stay sanctified as God’s people ends up with us being isolated. Because we fear contamination, we fail to do one of our core duties – service to humanity. So just like the priest and the Levite in the parable of the good Samaritan, we turn a blind eye to the suffering and evil that is happening around us. But let me assure you; we can have contact without contamination. It’s called being the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Sadly, the salt is losing its taste and the light is gradually fading away. That’s why I have titled this write up, “When the children of light are in the dark.”
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
Rick Joyner often says that Christianity is the greatest adventure ever! It’s unfortunate though that that’s not the experience of many. I remember a colleague who professes to be Christian but drinks. When I asked him how he reconciles both his faith and his alcohol he said to me, “The faith was too boring for me, I had to spice it up with some buzz.”
Where then is the adventure in Christianity? It is in the rights and privileges we receive as born again citizens of God’s Kingdom. As exhilarating as that might be, it is only the threshold of the adventure for all who truly believe. The peak of it all is when we carry the weight of the crown.
“At that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
What drives Nigerians to desperately want their children born “abroad”? Is it better health care that drives them or something else? We all would agree that the motivation is better citizenship. The conviction is that they are securing a better future for their children by ensuring they become citizens of a better country.