Historic but what now?

SCOTUS affirmed gay marriage in a landmark decision on June 26, 2015. It was historic but it was a 5-4 decision not completely overwhelming. It’s been a very volatile issue with many viewpoints and certainly a discussion amongst Christians. Max Lucado is a gifted speaker, teacher, mentor, man of God. This is what Max shared in his blog;

 Max Lucado’s blog June 26th……here is what he posted…

Prayer, Not Despair
June 26, 2015 Our society seemed to take a seismic shift today. The decision of the SCOTUS regarding same-sex marriage has the potential to leave many Christians anxious and troubled. While those of us who hold to traditional marriage have a right to be concerned, we have no need to despair. What we need is a good dose of this Scripture:

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Ph. 4:6,7)

It may seem that the world is changing fast, but is it really? The headlines may announce a decision of the Supreme Court, but the actions of our Supreme God are unaltered.
He is still the Creator, blessed forever. (Rom. 1:25)
He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Heb. 13:8)
His years will never end. (Ps. 102:27)
He needs no counselor; seeks no advice. He is equally everywhere. He never wearies, sleeps or struggles. He has never been confused, thwarted or contested. He reigns supreme over every detail of the universe. “He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him, ‘What have you done?’” (Dan. 4:35)
God is still God and His word is still sure. His sovereign grace never changes. Everything else may change. But He doesn’t.
So let’s replace our anxious thoughts with prayerful ones. “…in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known…” Now is the time for prayer and faith.
Something good will come out of this. Maybe now we can have this discussion where we need to have it. Face-to-face. In neighborhoods. Over dinner tables. Perhaps the hate-filled words will subside …
“Now is the time for prayer and faith”, don’t you love that? I understand the decision and this is about the law, not a moral decision. Justices are to make decisions based on laws. 

What I know is true, God doesn’t change. Everything else is relative. 

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2 thoughts on “Historic but what now?”

  1. Amen Paul! Good Blog and I am glad you talked about this subject. I like Max Lucado’s blog in how he references scripture to replace all anxious thoughts with prayer. Things do change around us but God will never change. He is the only constant in the ever changing world. His word will never return void. I like your openness about a topic that needs to be discussed. Our job is to love others and that is how we will win them to Christ.
    Christy

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