One of the issues at play in the election was freedom of speech and religious freedom. It came a long way down the list from the question of “what am I going to get/lose?” which probably has the biggest influence on the outcome, but it was there nonetheless. We are right to be concerned about these freedoms. But we also need to take a look in the mirror and ask ourselves how precious these freedoms really are to us – how much do we actually use them for God’s glory?

We are so fortunate to live in a country where we still have complete freedom to tell people the best news ever – the good news of Jesus. And it’s still the only message out there that offers people freedom from crippling self-interest and self-absorption and self-justification, now and forever. Jesus’ call to repent and believe the good news is as fresh and relevant today as it was when he first proclaimed it 2000 years ago.

Let’s not waste this great opportunity while we have it. The real good news is the only thing that can rescue our friends and family and indeed our society. Our future and theirs depends on it!