Finding the right words have never been a problem for me. I’ve ghostwritten countless speeches, statements, and mass communications for officials, companies, and various other people in power. In this job, I write, I speak, I communicate.

At the risk of seeming too vulnerable, I’m struggling for the right words.

It’s difficult to know what to say to my six-year-old son – faced with the prospect of turning 10 before we’ll have the opportunity to defeat an administration that will advance death, destruction, and socialism.

I used the defeat of Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue – who he personally prayed for every day – as a teaching moment for him, but I felt a mixture of emotion and pain throughout the day. I’m not sure how clear I was as I tried to convey to him that God doesn’t always answer prayer as we expect but that his plan is always good.

The right words have similarly failed to come since I watched in horror the events unfold at the Capitol on Wednesday. The rioting and violence were utterly despicable, and a struggle (and consistent failure) to find the right words has led to this email being started countless different ways and numerous social media post drafts being deleted.

I feel like I’m supposed to have the answers – as a man, a dad, and as the leader of this organization. I’ll admit to you that I don’t. I’ll tell you I’m discouraged and in pain. I’m hurting, and my emotions are raw. The images I’ve seen on TV will have ramifications for years to come, and the punch-in-the-gut from the runoff elections will be tough to get over.

While I don’t have all the answers, I know the Bible commands me to be hopeful and joyful.

I know that my resolve to transform our state for His glory has never been stronger, and that there is no circumstance where our faithfulness to be in the arena should wane.

I know that – despite immense challenges – the data shows that Georgia is not lost. With the right strategies and the right message, the ingredients are there to take our state back.

I know that, when the legislative session gavels in on Monday, the majority of our legislators share our values. We WILL make gains for the issues we care about.

Our organization is primed to be part of the solution, and I’m sure that the Lord is leading us on the right path. We are committed to forging a Georgia where God is honored, and I promise no one will work harder toward that end than I will.

This is the moment where the Church in Georgia says “enough!” takes a stand and reclaims our state for the Gospel. It is time to wake up – revival is on the doorstep.

It is human nature to get frustrated in times like this and to get angry or walk away. That is entirely inconsistent with our biblical mandate. Even as we search for the right words and right answers, we know that now is not the time to shrink back.

The culture has never needed the Gospel more.

The culture has never needed an organization committed to a Georgia where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished more.

Christendom has never needed believers committed to glorifying God and loving their neighbor more.

We need you, frankly. This work matters, and now is the time.

I’ve seen dark days recently. But, I cling to hope.

I choose to live with joy because He has given me every reason to. I refuse to make politics a god, and I refuse to let earthly defeats curtail my lasting witness. I hope you’ll join me in these commitments.

We have work to do, my friends. I’m committed to it. Are you?

Never More Committed,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

 

PS. I’m leaning on Scripture during this time. God’s promises allow us to truly live differently in the midst of great struggles than the non-believer does. This rendition of “It is well with my soul” is a song I find encouraging when I feel the weight of the spiritual battles we fight.

At this point, you know I’m not one to mince words: Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are some really, really ridiculously bad dudes. And, it’s up to us to stop them from reaching the United States Senate.

I’m praying that you and yours enjoyed a great Christmas, and I hate to talk politics in this holiday season. But, the consequences of these runoff races could not be more severe.

Raphael Warnock was arrested for covering up child abuse, and his wife reported that he ran over her with his car. He’s welcomed Fidel Castro into his church, and he’s praised Jeremiah Wright. He has a lengthy history of racist and bigoted comments and sentiments.

Jon Ossoff is a man devoid of accomplishments. He received historic amounts of money from California for his failed bid for Congress and has now parlayed the infamy that bought him into a Senate candidacy. He’s taken money from terrorist sympathizers and from CCP affiliated companies.

To paraphrase the children’s book character Alexander, these are some “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” guys! And, here’s what they stand for:

We cannot afford to send these really, really bad dudes to the Senate. Their character is lacking and their policies are evil!

Now is not the time to sit back and definitely not the time to sit out. We have to go “all in” to stop these terrible candidates and SAVE THE SENATE. We’re working tirelessly to get this message out so we’re asking you to do 3 things:

  1. VOTE
  2. Share this message with others. Your friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members, and fellow church members need to know how radical these bad guys are, and
  3. Consider donating to our organization so that we can strengthen Georgia TODAY

We’ve got to get this message out. You can vote today (December 28th) through Thursday (December 31st) with one last opportunity on Election Day (January 5th). Don’t delay!

Fighting against the Bad Guys,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

P.S. Below you will find the biblical issues voting guide we released last week detailing where Kelly Loeffler and her opponent stand on several critical issues. Please share it (and this message) with others so they too may know how important it is to vote in this election.

(Click on the image below for a larger, downloadable version.)