Every 4 years I feel the temptation to put my deepest hopes in a human being (or a human cause). And every 4 years I have to then remind myself that (though I love and want to bless my Earthly nation) I am a citizen of a better country.
I will vote this year, but I will not obsess over the results, and I will not put my faith or daily hope in any human elected official, cause, or platform.
Glad you asked.
- Jesus Christ is in total control of the universe. The world is not a rudderless ship.
- The sin of my own heart is far more of a threat to me (and my family) than whoever the next president will be.
- Long after every earthly kingdom has ceased to exist and every tax bracket has vanished like smoke, Jesus will be reigning in a Kingdom which basks in the warmth of His light forever and ever and ever.
- I care more about winning the souls of those who I disagree with politically than winning their votes.
- America, while great, isn’t the solution for the world’s greatest problem.
- I could be wrong in my vote or support. The Bible doesn’t tell me who to vote for. It does, however, tell me who to live for.
- The Bible tells me not to be anxious, and to instead pray.
I’ll participate in the election (and my country’s civic discourse). But I refuse to be consumed by it.