Today is election day. Today is a day that we have the privilege to go and cast our vote for the men and women who we feel will lead our country the best. Today is a day that we get to be a part of entrusting power and authority to others who will make decisions and help pass laws that will impact all of us negatively or positively. At the end of today we will all receive the news regarding who will be leading our nation for the next four years. With that in mind, I was reflecting on a couple of scriptures that I think are particularly relevant on this Tuesday:
'1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.'- Romans 13:1....So no matter who wins today, God is ultimately the One who gives authority and takes it away.
'1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth' - 1 Timothy 2:1-4...So whoever holds the office of president tomorrow night, we need to be praying for them and not preying upon them, and asking God that they might lead our country well.
Also, let's remember that no matter what happens today, the hope of the world is not a government, but it is the church. Jesus said that He 'will build His church and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.' (Matthew 16:18b). So go and vote today....Go and pray today....Go and be the light today and trust in the One who holds everything in His hand and remember that history is 'His Story'.