Last night I spoke at Wildwood’s “College Life” meeting on the topic of predestination.  Before the talk, I had the privilege of joining the group for praise and worship.  One of the songs sung was a relatively new song for me, “Greater Things.”  As I sang the words, I could not help but process the words I was singing through the grid of the world we are all currently living in.  In the midst of a time when our economy teeters downward, our military works on in Iraq and Afghanistan, and political uncertainty awaits our November and beyond, many are looking to one of two men to lead our nation out of the darkness.  The words to “Greater Things” reminded me how (as Christians) we have Someone far greater to attach our hope to.  The words of the song go this way:


You’re the God of this city

You’re the King of these people

You’re the Lord of this nation

You are

You’re the light in this darkness

You’re the hope to the hopeless

You’re the peace to the restless

You are

There is no one like our God

There is no one like our God

For greater things

Have yet to come

And greater things

Are still to be done in this city”


What a tremendous reminder this song is!  The light in our darkness is neither red nor blue, but Christ Himself.  The hope in our struggle is not found on Wall Street, but is found on the heavenly streets of gold.  Ultimate peace is not fired, but acquired by faith.  Because of Jesus Christ, we can confidently say that greater things are yet to come!  We have no need of fear.

This Sunday at Wildwood, I will be preaching from Psalm 27, as we see how “Front-Page Fear” can be replaced with “Lasting Peace.”  Hope to see you at either our 9:00 or 10:40 AM service as we remind each other of these great truths!  Feel free to post comments after this post to help me know what you are thinking about this issue before our time on Sunday!

One thought on “In God We Trust

  1. Thanks so much for this post, Mark! I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic lately, and it’s really easy for me to become frustrated and at a loss of what to do during the whole political process. I’ve noticed that I can quickly become fixated on one individual to be the solution to all of our country’s “problems”, instead of looking at my own personal responsibility to make things better and to fight for change. If I am concerned about our country and desire to see change in the areas of education, poverty, and the rights of children, then I can start being an agent and advocate for change in those areas myself. I can begin to pray for God to open doors for me to be used in those areas, which seems to be a little more proactive and positive than “waiting around” for the next President and Congress to do so. Maybe it’s just a perspective change that I need!

    Anyway, I think I’ve rambled enough for now! Thanks for making me think!

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