Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that He is indeed the Savior of the world.” John 4:42
I found myself thinking about the upcoming presidential election and current republican race when today’s topic came up.
As Americans, we have experienced historic elections in which many who voted were not happy with the country’s direction. The old guard is voted out as the new is voted in with much joy. We vote in the hope that the government will save us from our problems. We hope that we will get jobs, be able to afford a house, become debt free, or just live a more comfortable life when our candidate wins.
These politicians can in turn become our saviors. And then, when they fail to save us from our “problems”, we ignorantly look to the next politician for rescue. It might work for a year or two, but we are then forced to turn to another.
In reality these men and women are no saviors at all. We are never told in the Bible that we need to be saved from higher taxes, poor paying jobs, small apartments, or even national debt.
What we truly need to be saved from is our perverse hearts that have no desire for the one true Savior:
This Savior meets our need for forgiveness of sins and hope for the future; a future that is eternal, and will continue forever. Look to the One who can save you for all time, instead of a short-lived term.
He is the true Savior.