I didn’t watch the State of the Union address this year, but nevertheless I can tell you the state of the union—it’s broken and not a union at all. A union is united. We are divided.
We are divided because our nation as a whole is no longer pursuing the unmovable, unchanging God. When a nation pursues the Lord Jesus Christ, its people move closer and closer together because he is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
We, the citizens of the so-called “United” States, are pursuing our own lusts and pleasures, and such things are ever-changing. When everyone is chasing a moving target, there is chaos. United, we stand; divided, we fall. In my judgment, we are certainly falling.
What is the answer to the problems our nation faces? May I suggest that it is Jesus Christ our Lord? And, brothers and sisters, it is up to us as individuals to put the answer into place. Each of us has the obligation and privilege of daily pursuing Christ as the chief joy in our lives. In doing so, we will unite a divided nation.