My wife Susie and I are pretty bummed right now because our trip to Kiev, Ukraine was canceled this week due to airports being closed on account of Hurricane Sandy. There are many reason why we are disappointed, but one of the reasons for me is, I was really looking forward to being out of the country for the week leading up to the 2012 election. I’m really suffering from what I like to call “Campaign Fatigue”. The rhetoric on the television and social media long ago hit the saturation point for me and now are about as welcome as a tooth ache!
It’s seems like many Christians (as usual) are frothing at the mouth, in a frenzy about the dire consequences of the candidate they oppose being elected. With that in mind, I’d like to encourage everyone to just take a minute, tap the brakes, slow down, take a deep breathe and let’s remember a few things:
1. God already knows the outcome of the election and isn’t losing any sleep over it. In fact, God has more power to influence rulers than our votes do! (Proverbs 21:1, Ezra 6:22)
2. Long after the election of 2012, those who name Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will have to give an account for every vicious, scathing and sarcastic word they’ve said about the opposing candidate about/to others that don’t hold to their same political opinion. (Matthew 12:36-37, Romans 14:10-12)
3. No matter who is elected, Jesus Christ is still King of Kings and Lord of Lords! (Philippians 2:9-12)
Do I plan on voting in this election? Absolutely (And you should too)! Do I have strong convictions about my choice for President? Without question and I hold them firmly and passionately! I just believe that even during a political election, Jesus Christ doesn’t give me a pass from what He expects of me and He still requires me to follow Him and act like Him.
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Greg, so sorry to hear about the trip – I know what this meant to you & Susie.
Re: elections: AMEN. Great baseline & reset.