Peace in 2020? – An Advent Message

December 3

“God of wonder, God of light
God is with us here tonight
Holy Savior in this manger
Come to set the world to right”
-Phil Wickham, Star of Wonder

I love Christmas. It is my favorite time of year, but I’ve rarely longed for it more than now. The events of 2020 have exposed how desperately our state and nation needs the message of Christmas. It’s a message of peace and hope because of the coming of Jesus.

Isn’t that what we all want? We want all things to be made new and for all the hurt and devastation we see in the world to make sense and for things to be made right.

When we live in a world of such chaos and so many hurting people, peace is hard to imagine or understand. I work on issues every day that boggle the imagination… Troubled teens who feel like they don’t fit anywhere. Parents who are struggling to connect with their kids and doing the best they can. Hurting, desperate women who don’t know where else to turn except to an abortionist. Doctors, other medical professionals, and educators who just want to help people but are stuck in the back-and-forth tug of the culture wars.

Yet peace is the promise that the child in the manger brings. He proclaims that one day and even now, He is bringing restoration to our relationship with God and with those around us. By overcoming sin – the thing that breaks our peace with God and others, and which we in ourselves don’t have power over – He is bringing all things to peace.

And the paradox of all of this is that He gives peace amidst the chaos as I continue to live in the middle of it all. The peace that He brings doesn’t look like the world thinks it should. Instead, it looks like living in accordance with the design of our Creator and living from a place where we know to whom we belong. From that place we can truly love God and our neighbor well.

From the world’s perspective, engaging the culture and doing the work of Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming® definitely doesn’t look like peace. But neither did Christ’s birth in a manger or death on a cross – yet through those sufferings He brought peace.

No doubt, you will hear from many worthy organizations seeking support over the next several weeks. However, I want you to know that your support of us has provided the movement MAJOR momentum politically, empowered godly leaders, and strengthened the body of Christ in its mission to advance His truth. It’s been powerful to witness!

To build on this great work in 2021, I’m asking that you join us by contributing generously to our $20,000 Challenge Fund today .

This time next year, I look forward to writing about even more elections, policy, and “biblical citizenship” successes. You’ve helped us grow dramatically over the last 12 months, and I’m looking forward to building on the momentum you’ve helped us establish.

Merry Christmas,

Nathan Winters
Executive Director