A Little Good News!

Posted 4/21/21

A weekly reflection from a member of the Hastings clergy Written by Pastor Paris Pasch of The Journey Church in Hastings Why We Can Still Have Hope in Government My colleague and I, Pastor Randy Berg …

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A Little Good News!

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A weekly reflection from a member of the Hastings clergy

Written by Pastor Paris Pasch of The Journey Church in Hastings

Why We Can Still Have Hope in Government

My colleague and I, Pastor Randy Berg have been afforded a really awesome opportunity as it relates to our state government. We are both part of a statewide effort called “Ambassador’s Network”. Simply defined, it is a collective of pastors who contact our House Representatives and our Senators and meet with them, now over Zoom, to pray with them and encourage them in their civic role.

What’s been so encouraging is to find out how many have faith backgrounds and who also turn to their faith for decision making wisdom. Keep in mind that we are not lobbing or attempting to manipulate our legislators, they get enough of that, but rather we are honestly praying for them and their families regardless of party affiliation.

We’ve observed numerous times the sensation of relief when they find us not criticizing or complaining. Even those who may have a differing political view are pleased that someone would care about the real them. We also make an effort to show them what God says about people in government such as this next scripture.

1 Timothy 2:1–4 (NIV) I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

These experiences I have been having, give me great confidence that God is at work, even when we might be challenged by people who see a different perspective than we might. God bless you and thank you for reading this week.

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