Well, I haven’t shared anything about this election, not for lack of zeal or conviction (i probably have too much of that), but because until now I didn’t feel that I had anything to say that would be life giving. Until this morning.
I found my self in tears last night as I watched people celebrating a victory that was won not with the truth, but with an all out dog fight. It made me so sad that the ideals being celebrated were ones that do not uphold life. But what I found in myself was that I had put too much weight in this thing. I have been putting my hope in things built “upon the sand”. I was asking God to elect a man that would help me to “feel” better about things, to have peace. but in all reality He is the only one who can give me that peace. And that’s where he wants His people, in America and all around the world, not looking to earthly leaders, but to Him alone who is able to do more than we could ask or imagine. He is our only “Hope” and in Him there is never any “Change”, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Although I still feel disappointed in the outcome I am choosing today to trust Him. If I am honest this is often not an easy decision for me, and that is where He is using this election to expose my heart and move it towards Him. I need him today for He is the true “Hope of the Earth”.
I was sent a letter today from a friend of a friend who lives in Germany. Honestly it was refreshing to get a little perspective from someone not here, caught up in all the ads and campaign and emotion of it all. I have asked him for his permission to post the letter here, because it really encouraged me. Not in a nice feel good way, but in a real, deep, Kingdom hearted way. I would encourage you to take a minute and read it, it just hits the nail on the head for those of us who do not call this earth home. As much as we want to make it home, it is not and so for us this is a good and true perspective to have. Lord have your way, we are your people…