Saturday, October 13, 2012

Choosing Sides

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)

In less than 30 days, campaign advertisements supporting and opposing various governmental offices will come to a screeching halt. By the end of the day on November 6, a presidential candidate will have won the race as the president of the United States of America and will be inaugurated in January of 2013.

We, as U.S. citizens have a right to choose who we feel will best serve this country as president. We've been given that privilege as citizens of this country. Men and women have fought for centuries to provide us this treasured freedom.
Sometimes, we take this freedom for granted and don't darken the door of the polling location.

As Christians, we've been given a freedom that we too often take for granted. Joshua tells the children of Israel that it's time for them to choose sides, he said that if it seems evil for you to serve The Lord, you have other options but for me and my family, we are going to serve The Lord. You see, we've been given the opportunity to obtain freedom from sin, anything that goes against God's laws, plans or wishes. Since the fall of man, God knew that there would need to be a way for man to come into contact with God so He sent His son Jesus to fight the war over sin by giving himself on a cross and losing His life so that we could have freedom. Jesus rose from the grave and conquered death so that all who trust in Him would not die but spend eternity in heaven. Although, this sounds great to those who believe, there are some who feel that a life dedicated to Christ will consist of restrictions instead of freedom so they choose to reject Him.

It's time to choose sides that will leave a mark not necessarily on United States history but on eternity. Which side will you choose?

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