Well, as the dust settles from our Canadian election, some folks had their hopes dashed – others had their hope stirred.Hopes for happiness, prosperity, justice….Yet, in the words of the late Chuck Colson: “Salvation will not arrive on Air Force One.”
Removed from his seat of power as Counsel to the President, landing in a jail cell for his role in the Watergate scandal, Chuck Colson discovered his own hope in political success …was a lame horse.
I guess we all have a “hero on a white horse”- That next win, next show prospect or next relationship. Financial security, retirement. What’s YOUR hope riding on?
Chuck Colson discovered something in prison – that his only hope was a relationship with the One who created him. In a speech he said, “Where is the hope? The hope that each of us have is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed, or what great things that we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people, and that’s where our hope is in this country; that’s where our hope is in life.”
Later he’d write, “The normal human tendency, particularly for strong-willed people, is to rely on our own strength and resources. But when those are not available to us, when everything has failed, when we have to abandon every other hope, we are forced to trust God alone.”