Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election

I have kept my mouth shut long enough, and wanted to get some thoughts down.  I have been so encouraged to see the turnout of voters (for both sides) this time around.  We have a freedom that so many of us have taken for granted.  I have also been discouraged a bit.  I have seen the church respond in a way that frustrates me.  I am sure that this won't make me popular, but I wonder if God gives a rip about this Election?  We seem to think that this election is the center of the Universe.  Tomorrow, the decision will be final, and our country will have a new President and the same issues that have frustrated us, haunted us, scared us, and even encouraged us, will be waiting for us.  I think that its important for the Church, and I preach to myself, to step up.  There is nothing to fear for us who believe in Christ.  God can use Obama and God can use McCain to lead this country and its politics, but God has been calling us, the Church. to lead.  Tomorrow, I commit to my current President to continue to pray for wisdom for him and that he can finish well, and that we as a country would allow him to.  In addition, I will 100% support my new President whomever it shall be.  God is still in control, and as he looks down on mother Earth, his heart doesn't beat any harder for America more than it does for Iraq.  I feel like we have gotten too big for our britches as a country.  We keep saying God bless America....when will America bless God?  Church, its time for us to stand in the gap and not expect our President or Government to do what the Lord has placed at our hands and feet to do.  I thank the men and women who have fought and died for this freedom, and for those still serving our Country.   What a great time in our history.  Let us sit together tonight for these last few hours, and sit in Unity.  

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Amen, brother.

NurseKaty said...

Wow Chris. You hit the nail on the head. We say that we are believers, yet we don't have the faith that God will guide the person whom we as a nation elect to run the country for the next four years. I believe God has been doing this a lot longer and has a much better track record than any president we've ever elected.

BAMboozle said...

Preach it Chris! If more people looked at things this way, I think the world would be a better place

Adrienne said...

AMEN!! It is so comforting to know there are other believers out there that realize Christ is our ONLY King and Savior. There is a whole world out there beyond the US that is hurting and dying....yet we are concerned about how much in taxes we will pay with our new president. Thank you so much for your words said much better than I could ever say!! Miss you and Brooke.