/ Jared Olivetti

Super Wednesday

I'm writing this before the results of "Super Tuesday" (surely the highest billing any Tuesday's ever gotten) are announced. Still, it seems fairly certain that I'll continue to be disappointed and frustrated by the whole thing. If you want insight into my psyche, see my non-gentle-nor-reformational note over at facebook.

To right the ship of my heart, to bring my frustrations and anxieties to the proper place (i.e., God, not the internet), here are some things that make this Wednesday "Super Wednesday."

Today, on Super Wednesday, Jesus is still on his throne, working everything out for the good of the church (Eph. 1:22). It's up to me to decide whether to view Jesus' kingship through the lens of my frustrations (personal or national) or vice versa: to view my frustrations through the lens of Jesus' reign. Hopefully the choice is clear.

Today, on Super Wednesday, God still listens to the prayers of His people and is moved to action by those prayers. He loves them so much they're like heaven's scented candles (Rev. 5:8). And He loves you so much He _wants _to hear what's on your heart, what's keeping you up at night or eating at you from the inside out (1 Pet. 5:7)! I hope we never cease to be astounded that God not only listens to us, but is genuinely moved to act based on our prayers.

Today, on Super Wednesday, my life and labor go on. We have work to do regardless of who gets the most delegates or who is eventually elected to office. Sometimes those elected officials can make our work easier or harder, but we have work to do nonetheless. These vocations and relationships are gifts from God and we should give ourselves to them wholeheartedly today (Pro. 6:6).

Finally, today on Super Wednesday, I have every reason I need to trust God. I'm thankful for this great reminder from Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr.; it's very much worth 30 minutes of your time today.


Jared Olivetti

Jared Olivetti

I'm a pastor at Immanuel RPC in West Lafayette, Indiana. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, six kids and a loving church family.

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