The election is over, but we don’t yet know the results in the presidential race (thanks, 2020). Uncertainty over the outcome still remains. What should we do? We should remember that God is in control!
Now more than ever, it is vitally important that the Church takes the lead in modeling the patience that we as a country need, while the remaining ballots are counted. Eventually a winner will be declared, and when that happens, we again will need to set the tone for accepting the decision of our fellow citizens. Regardless of whether your preferred candidate wins or loses, we can move forward with confidence and hope. Why? Because we know that God is in control.
Thank you so much for voting! Democracy is a rare and precious thing, and I hope we never lose our passion to exercise our right to choose our leaders. By prayerfully participating in the process, we earn the right to do the hard, ongoing work of holding our leaders accountable, and letting them know our opinions on the issues we care about. We also need to remember the instruction in I Timothy 2 to pray for our leaders: “making requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving for everyone, for kings and all those in authority.” Pray that God will give our leaders the wisdom and strength to do the best job possible.
So as we await the final decision, let’s determine to act first and foremost as Christians, exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit in every conversation and in every action. Love, Joy, Peace… what a testimony it would be to the rest of the world if the Church overwhelmingly showed that we truly believe that God is in control.
Yours in Christ,