“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” He had also told His followers that “in this world you will have many troubles. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 14:27-28


If you think you’ve read this before, you are right. I am absolutely convinced that it bears repeating. Are you listening?

Seven years ago, President Obama stepped into the Denver Mile High Stadium to the adoring throng of 75,000 people.  It was almost like you could feel a sense of worship, because more and more in American culture, when every new Presidential election comes around, people in America are longing for a savior to clean up the mess that we’re in. And when President Obama accepted his party’s nomination for the office of the presidency, you could just sense the feeling in that stadium. It was electric that night. Here was this incredibly charismatic, gifted, articulate, bright young senator from the state of Illinois. Certainly, he’s got to be the answer. But as is the case with every American presidency, it just doesn’t work out that way. The man didn’t turn out to be a savior.

As America has grown more lost and even desperate, we find ourselves in another Presidential election cycle. Regardless of which side is “your” side, everyone is just hoping their candidate can get us out of this mess…they want someone to get things straightened out. So many are looking for a savior in a President. Well, I don’t know what your thoughts are on politics, but I’ve got some bad news for you:

No President is going to be our Savior.

The reason we’re in the mess we’re in is because of my sin and your sin. There’s only one man who can save us from this mess. His name is Jesus. He’s the only One; because with our sin nature, and on our own, we can only add to the mess in which our world finds itself. The big problem is not external surroundings. Jesus told His followers that “…In this world you will have many troubles. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

As we get closer and closer to the November Presidential election, please keep this in mind: a President can help in many ways, but Jesus is the only One that can save us.