The election is over, and I couldn’t be happier that I won’t have to sit through anymore disturbing attack ads. Politics are anything but civil. It’s sad. Candidates mud sling to prove points and gain power. What aggravates me is their party followers do the same. People are taking up the defenses of men they’ve never met. Most of us have decided that voting for the “lesser of two evils” is the only way. Yet, when we see the “lesser evil” being challenged, we are willing to allow poison to flow from our lips to defend the one for whom we’ve already abandoned many of our beliefs. Friendships with people we actually know and love are compromised in the process of the fire storms, and certain individuals just love to continue touting their points on social media, even though the deed is done.
The old saying, “Prayer changes things,” is what should be first and foremost on the hearts of every believer. If the man you voted for in the election won, “Great!” Then pray for him! If the man of your choice has not been elected, let it go and pray for the one who has! God is sovereign and reigns from His throne regardless of who is President of the United States of America.
There were many issues in this election that were important to me. I voted on them with conviction. However, regardless of my position, I refuse to hate the other side. If I do, what does that say about my Christianity?
For those of us who love the Lord with our whole hearts, souls, minds, and strength, (Mark 12:30) we have the hope of knowing when all else fails, God’s truth prevails. It will prevail over presidents, dictators, potentates, political decisions, and earthly powers.
1 Timothy 2:1-6
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time…
Let us pray for our country, pray for our president, and pray for each other. The people we are ripping apart are flesh and blood with a beating heart. They were created by God, just like you and me.
The election is over; let’s join together and pray!