This morning I woke up to the horrific news that my candidate had lost the election.
I went to bed convinced we were going to have our first woman President elect, but by the time I woke up, the USA had made a huge mistake.
But I stand by what I said yesterday https://screamofcontinuousness.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/letgracereign
#LetGraceReign was not just a mantra for being nice to people if my team won.
#LetGraceReign applies even now.
Even though my heart is filled with fear. I know that God is still the one who sets up rulers and tears them down.
My 8 year old daughter is crushed and horrified. I spent the first 15 minutes of my day praying with her.
Praying for our neighbors, our friends who are Black, Muslim, Gay, Transgender, Latino.
We even prayed for Trump. That God would confront him and radically change his heart and mind.
But even now, I will not authorize hate. Not towards people who voted for him, not towards people who voted for 3rd parties, not even towards the protest people who stayed home.
I believe that Trump is inimical to all decent humans. Therefore all decent humans (whether Christian or not) just became missionaries in hostile territory.
I have an advantage over people who don’t believe God and the Bible. I know that Trump cannot touch my soul. I know that my redeemer lives. And I know whom I have believed and He is able to keep that which I’ve committed unto him against that day.
I’ve given my soul into God’s keeping long ago. That is what matters most and Trump can’t touch it.
That said, I know my mission for the next four years (what should have been my mission all along) is to stand up for those who need my help.
And to spend more time on my knees praying for us all as we learn more about forgiveness and mercy than we ever knew before.