After watching the RNC on TV, Max Lucado fell asleep and began to have the strangest dream, he shares in his blog. "In my dream a change settles over the Convention. People are quiet, reverent. Crowds gather outside, not to protest, but to witness something extraordinary. Word is out that a meeting has occurred. Trump and Hillary talked long into the night. Who suggested the meeting? What was the agenda? Did their teams huddle in corners? My dream gives no details."
"But according the news report, the two candidates are going to step out at any moment and jointly address the nation. (I know what you are thinking. “In your dreams.”) True. But they do. When they do, a fresh wind blows across the country. They’ve come to a conclusion; they’ve reached a truce. No more tackiness. No more below-the-belt stuff. Too much is at risk. People are dying, for crying out loud. The nation needs to calm down. Take a breath. Come together. And, what better place to begin than with Trump and Hillary. The election will go on, but the rancor, the arrogance, and bitterness will stop."
Lucado is currently on tour, alongside Louie Giglio, with the "Worship Night In America Events." As Giglio often shares God's promise from 2 Chronicles 7:14, Lucado finds himself being inspired by hope. “If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land."
He shares his hope that picks up where his dream ends: "Wouldn’t it be something, I mean, really something, if one or both of them said: 'Here is the truth. We don’t know how to heal this country. But God does.' And right there, on national tv, to the shock of viewers worldwide, to the utter chagrin of the Devil and the joy of All Mighty God, they get down on their knees and ask heaven to send mercy to our land. Wouldn’t that be something?"
"I know. You don’t have to tell me. 'Don’t hold your breath, Lucado. It ain’t gonna happen.'"
"Not in the conventions, perhaps. But it can happen in your living room. In your bedroom. In your church. It can happen with you and me and a host of others like us. We can repent, humble ourselves, and pray. And when we do, who knows, our fondest dreams might come true."
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