We are the guardians of hearts and minds, pouring our grace words into spirit children and planting them deep in His fold.
We are the lovers of justice, providing nourishment to the poor, advocates for the defenseless, defenders of the weak.
We are the mighty archers, aiming arrows sharpened and ready at an enemy that is neither democrat or republican, pro-choice or liberal, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
We fight on our knees with hands raised to the heavens.
We fight with our hearts burdened by love for those who are lost.
We may cast our vote, we may carry our sign, stay informed, rally for the candidate we want to support, or speak our mind, but still we know where the ultimate ruler reigns. Because we have never really belonged here. We are expats for a season, in a world that is not our own.
We see with sharpened eyes, all’s grace. All is grace.
We know the cost. We have seen our passport stamped and paid for in blood. Citizens of grace.
While I was at Blissdom, I had the chance to meet with CafeMom correspondent Lindsay Ferrier to do an interview on where I stand as a Christian, homeschooling mom, and small business owner in the realm of politics, public opinion, and education.
It was lovely to meet with her and represent what I believe a lot of Christians feel. While many of us are involved deeply in politics and government, we should never forget that we are Christians first and foremost. Our witness to the world says more than the sign in our front yard.
Jesus is not a Republican. This world’s politics are too limiting for a Holy and infinite God. I may ruffle some feathers, but there, I said it.
That being said, I am a writer, and talking on camera was a big leap out of my comfort zone and only slightly more traumatic than that dream where I showed up at a homeschool co-op in my underpants.
Besides accidentally going to the wrong lobby and missing the car to take me to the interview, having to run across the Gaylord Opryland Hotel which is ginormous, grabbing a taxi, and being late, I managed to babble a few coherent sentences on what I believe. Lyndsay was gracious and professional, and I couldn’t have asked for a better interviewer for this camera shy introvert. You can view it here.
What is your stance on politics as a Christian? What do you think our responsibility is to the world in regards to our government? Do you feel like secular culture views all Christians and angry, narrow-minded bigots? Or do you think society has a different view of Christians? What is your experience?