My piping hot Crème Brulee sputtered in my throat as my normally quiet friend’s skinny arms flailed in the air and she declared “Saying all paths lead to God is the same as saying all roads lead to Rocky Mountain House.” The boisterous discussion in the coffee shop had begun when I shared about a recent Christian conference I attended where the key note speaker appeared to believe the above notion.
After the loud declaration of my friend, a young mother sitting at the table next to ours told the group she appreciated our passion. (So nice to know somebody does!) She then went on to tell us how she’d never fasted and prayed before but felt the Lord impress upon her heart to do so for the upcoming federal election.
I don’t know who will win the election next Monday, but I do know the Lord chooses our leaders. “There is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” (Romans 13:1 ESV)
A big thank you to the young woman, wherever you are, for your bravery in reminding strangers that practicality should win out over philosophy. I pray the Lord will hear from the faithful, down on our knees, across the beautiful country we call home and heal our land - Canada.
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)