A Not So Unlikely Hero . . .

nicholas-sarkozy2.jpgGod is moving mightily in the heart of the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. I know that because, like David, even in the middle of his own moral challenges, he is using his presidency to foster righteousness among the citizens of his country. For example, he has implemented an innovative curriculum for teaching French children about loving their neighbors: a program to require 5th grade students to learn the life stories of children the Nazis killed. This curriculum has the power to positively impact the attitudes and hearts of France’s future generations, and to set them free from the bondage of racial and ethnic hatred that permeates every one of our cultures today.

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)

It’s a courageous move, and he’s taking some heat for it from bureaucrats in his own country. But the man seems determined, no matter how flawed his own personal moral choices have sometimes been, to lead his country into righteousness. That’s where we all are, aren’t we. We’re wounded healers, earthen vessels, flawed believers, who are all struggling to be and do what He’s called us to do and be. Let’s pray for, celebrate, and praise the work of God in all our lives!

As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us. (Hebrews 12:1)

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