It is time, and more than time to begin the work of healing the wounds that we all have given and sustained these past few months.
The die is cast.
People are casting their votes. Their minds have been made up for quite a while, now we just have to wait to see what the outcome is.
But you know what is remarkable?
Whoever wins this presidential race has no effect whatsoever on who I am.
I am a precious child of God……and I still will be on Wednesday morning.
I am a sinner who is covered in the blood of the Lamb……and that will still be true Wednesday morning.
I have friends and family on both sides of this contest who are angry…..and that is still, sadly, going to be true on Wednesday morning.
God expects me to obey the laws of the land….and that will still be true Wednesday morning.
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”
Romans 13: 1 & 2
God is in charge of this and all other elections…..that has always been true and it will still be true Wednesday morning.
“God changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others.”
“But God is the Judge; He puts down one and exalts another”
“By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice”
So, whether we have a Trump or a Clinton president elect by Wednesday, know this beyond all doubt –
GOD PUT THEM IN THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THIS LAND FOR A DIVINE REASON.
So guess what?
All the hurts, and the scorn, all the anger….let it go. It has no meaning anymore.
Lets move on to the very real business of extending GRACE to each other.
Forgive those who have hurt you. Love those who have wounded you. If you can’t figure out where to start or what to do, or you think you lack the strength to accomplish this, I have good news for you. God himself has promised to help you.
“If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him”
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
“Though he scoffs at the scoffers, yet He gives grace to the afflicted”
“But He gives us more grace. That is why scripture says that God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble”
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God, through Christ Jesus, forgave you.”
Remember, I’m saying all this this BEFORE we know who will be sleeping in the White House in 2017…..and it will ALL STILL BE TRUE WEDNESDAY MORNING.