Our nation is on the verge of another presidential election. Tensions are high. I have voted in 11 previous elections. Sometimes my guy won and other times he lost. Each party uses fear to motivate their base to turn out the vote. Impending doom is predicted if their opponent wins.
One of my daughters just told me of when she was 9 years old. She was talking with her friends on election day. They were discussing how life in America would come to an end if “so-in-so” was elected (by the way he won and that was 28 years ago and we’re still here). I was shocked. “Did your mom or me ever convey that scenario to you?” She said, “No, I just heard it at school and at church.” What a terrible thing for a child to bear. Dear loved ones – God has not given us the spirit of fear.
My comments are not meant to be understood as apathetic or blind to reality. I urge believers to vote. To vote their conscience. To vote for the candidate that best reflects the biblical point of view. Neither party wholeheartedly does. I have my opinion and I’m sure you have yours. I am thankful politics has not divided HBC. The church isn’t meant to be a political arm of either party. We don’t know what will happen after this election. One thing we do know – Christ will be with us, his promises will remain true, his church will move forward, and the gospel will prevail. My hope is not in who wins this election. It is in Christ. Regardless of what happens Tuesday, God is in charge and it ends well. His coming kingdom is forever.