A Word from Phil: “Surely God is on Our Side”

When Christians disagree, whose side is God on? In today’s world words are spoken that are not loving. Actions are taken that are not just or compassionate and we are on opposite sides about choosing who speaks and acts for us.  

I still remember two scenes from the 1962 movie The Longest Day, about D-Day. In the first scene a German officer, standing in a fortified defensive structure looking out over the English Channel at all the ships approaching, says, “Gott ist auf unserer Seite,” or “Surely God is on our side.” Shortly thereafter is a second scene of an Allied General looking over the carnage taking place on Normandy beach. He too says, “Surely God is on our side.”

Every Sunday morning in worship, we pray to our sovereign God, believing God rules over all. Yet we also pray the Lord’s Prayer and say, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” as if God does not rule over all yet. What does “Your kingdom come” mean? Let’s consider this question together in worship this Sunday.