“I took my family to vote today, and we cast our votes for biblically qualified candidates. I will now perform an infinitely more important duty: to gather my family around the dinner table, to feed their bodies with a meal prepared by my beloved bride, and to feed their souls with the Bread of Life and the Living Water – the Word of God read in our family worship time.
I am convinced that this simple daily routine will do far more (beyond comparison) to change (for the good and the glory of God) our family, community, region, state, and nation, than voting for civil magistrates ever could.” -Jason Matyas
A profound, too-often-missed, simple truth posted on a Facebook friend’s wall last night.
The rhythms, the daily routines, the mundane, the prosaic–it’s the cadence of life that makes us who we are. What fills our routines and cadences? What kind of people are we making….people who will one day themselves grow up to select our nation’s leaders?
Will they be people who govern themselves and therefore will not desire or need to be governed? Self-government is the beginning of a complete human being. I think we don’t think on that enough.
Will they be people who “fear the Lord and eschew evil”? People who trust in God and not in men?
I’m encouraged to put my hand to the plow and be faithful in the daily business of raising a new generation; to live a life dependent on the transforming power of the gospel….even in the little things.
We build nations by building our homes. “Oh Lord, make me faithful!”
“He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8