Almost every day, I’m told, in one way or another, that Jesus is no longer popular. I’m told that my blog would have more readers if I would quit writing about Jesus and focus on something else. I’m thankful that Jesus doesn’t pay attention to popularity polls. Jesus isn’t a politician or a pop idol and though human loyalty varies from day-to-day, Jesus remains faithful to those who believe in Him. Though He is not popular today, it is written that every knee will bow before Him and those who don’t recognize Him now will recognize Him sometime in the future.
In the U.S. we are said to now be in the post-christian period and some believe that we are entering an anti-christian period in history. Around the globe, christians are being persecuted and murdered with very little attention in the media. Prosperity in past years has caused American hearts to grow cold and forget the One who blessed America with prosperity. It is also said that America is in decline and how could it be otherwise? The motto of the Revolutionary war was, “No King But King Jesus” and the spirit of American freedom is based upon the Biblical principle of each individual being personally governed by God. Without that spirit, America will no longer remain free. Faith is the substance of hope and if America turns from the faith upon which she was founded, America is without hope.
Truly, there is no hope except in, Jesus. He is the only one who offers eternal life to those who believe in Him. He is the one able to reconcile anyone who believes in His name to God and make personal governance by God possible. That is true freedom and without that true freedom in Christ alone, human beings are subject to rule one over the other in subjection to the evil one who rules by the power of sin and death. There is no hope in the corrupt rulership of human beings and there certainly is no hope in death. America’s hope is in Jesus and there is no hope for her in any other.
No matter His popularity, I will remain hopeful in Jesus and I will continue to proclaim Him to those who have no hope. Though He is not popular, the searches that come into my blog speak of the need for Jesus. They are words that pierce my heart: please Jesus, need Jesus, isolation of the dying, who is jesus, etc. True, they don’t come in by the millions and I may never have hits that amount to much by worldly standards but these are the broken-hearted pleas that keep me going. Though Jesus’ popularity is dropping, Jesus lives and is the only hope for a dark and dying world.