WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE
Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Heading out to vote this year at 8:00 a.m. on a dreary October morning, I thought the early hour and weather would keep many at home. When I saw the long line of
umbrellas, I realized it wasn’t much of a strategy. I waited 45 minutes, much longer than in past years, but far less than 10 hours or more reported in other parts of the country. It was the highest voter turnout in American history.
Ballots were counted, challenged, recounted. Some feel elation at the outcome, others despair. Some dispute or reject the results and the election process altogether. It’s been a tough year and the political process was no exception.
Voting and the integrity of our system are critical. Our democracy rests on them. At the same time, Presidents come and go. Their administrations are term-limited. Congressional majorities shift. Neither party has a lock on shortcomings. Regardless of party, we turn on the news and cringe. Elected officials are like the rest of us, human and fallible.
Isn’t it comforting to know that God isn’t? He doesn’t make mistakes. He’s always in control. He rules for eternity. He knows and loves each one of us. He sent His Son Jesus to earth, the baby we celebrate each Christmas, but there’s so much more to the story.
Jesus came to teach and lead and ultimately to die to save us. Is this the leader you are following? We don’t need to stand in long lines or brave the weather to “elect” Him. We simply welcome Him into our heart and ask Him to be our Leader.
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born,
to us a Son is given and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.