US President – Elect Barack Obama said in his acceptance speech in Chicago to his followers:- "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term, but America – I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you – we as a people will get there."
But get where? To a promised land where there are no problems, no wars, no financial crises and no climate change? Is this realistic, can a man ever lead us to such a time of peace and security?
Did Obama, did Trump, can Biden, make a difference to this world and the lives and hopes of billions of people?
Ultimately it is God who rules in the Kingdoms of men.
The Bible tells us about a coming worldwide kingdom of God on the earth that will be full of harmony and peace; a time when the earth will be rejuvenated and food available in abundance; that sickness, crying, pain and death will be abolished. It tells us that Jesus Christ, will come again to set up this kingdom and rule over it.
The prophet Isaiah wrote:- "The desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. The lame man shall leap as an hart and the tongue of the dumb sing. In the wilderness shall waters break out and streams in the desert" ( Isaiah 35: 1,5-6 ).
We can get there, if we have faith in God and his son the Lord Jesus Christ.
Image acknowledgement: Bryan Wintersteen