What Elections Can’t Change

Some things may change.  One thing never will.

On Tuesday, Americans go to the polls to exercise one of the most basic fundamental rights as citizens; the right to vote.  On Tuesday, opinions matter and votes count as we elect the man who will lead our nation for the next four years.  I imagine there are very few who remain undecided as to whom they will cast their vote.  There are certainly critical issues at stake for our nation.  We can, however, be assured and take comfort in the fact that we have a God who is in control of everything, this election included.  Whoever will be president will only be president because God has sovereignly ordained it.  God sees beyond where we are able, and no matter what happens on Tuesday, the ultimate end of all things will be His glory.  But God has also called us to pray, so we should, both for our nation (2 Chronicles 7:14) and for the man who would lead it, be that Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.  Though our minds may be made up, let us pray that whichever man we elect as president would be gripped by the grace of God.  Pray that he would love Jesus.  Pray that instead of seeking his own wisdom, he would seek and submit to God’s.  Pray that the president would desire to uphold the Word of God just as he is sworn to uphold the Constitution.  But most importantly, let us also remember, though we are to pray for him and respect him, it’s not a president we serve, but rather a King, the “King of kings and Lord of lords”, the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 19:16).  His reign is neither subject to a vote tally, an opinion or a term limit.  His reign is eternal.  And it is to this King that one day we all will bow (Philippians 2:10).  

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