2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
Well last night (early this morning) capped of two years’ worth of campaign ads; political spin and all out verbal assault at times. But it is all over, well at least until tomorrow anyway (this cycle never stops you know). I hope each one of you voted and participated in a right that so many people sacrificed for us all to have (well not all; another thought for another day). So now that it is done, What Are You Thinking?
Many are cheering in the streets, while others are crushed, trying to figure out “what went wrong.” Let’s not kid ourselves, the election results were unexpected, unprecedented and downright unbelievable. Which is why today emotions are running so very high. We voted for a reason and whether your candidate won or lost last night (or even made it to the general election), you were somehow invested in last night’s outcome. Now that the results are in you should get your emotions out today, high or low. However, after you’re done remember this: God is greatly invested in us and much more than our investment in an election.
Paul reminds us that it’s “God who always leads us”; stop there! If you are a child of God don’t forget that your steps are ordered and the Lord wants to lead you into triumph. Here’s a secret, if the Lord leads you NOBODY can stop you. “Triumph” in the text refers to Victory and Celebration (dig a little deeper and it is a song sung if a festival of procession in honor of God). We do indeed have victory and can celebrate today and every day because we are “in triumph in Christ.” Our hope, joy, life and future and not tied to this or any election. We are tied to Jesus Christ and He always leads us in triumph.. For some this morning was a great morning and for others still a nightmare, but for those of us “in Christ” today there is more Victory and Celebration. There is a lot more meat in this verse but let’s just marinate on Christ’s Triumph (The Cross).