The American people spent yesterday going to the polls and casting their vote for their choice for the next President of the United States. When all was said and done, President Obama swept to an easy victory. We who love and trust God should now relax in the fact that God is sovereign…even over elections.
This isn’t a time for “if only…then”; this is a time for all true Christians to trust in the Lord God Who does all things well. All things includes appointing our President.
America has long been the hope of the world. It really shouldn’t have been. The only real hope of the world is the Lord Jesus Christ. Sadly His commands have has been ignored, even by Christians, in the hope that politics can save the world. They can’t. Nothing can but Christ.
So let us not now dishonor Christ by asking “Why?”. We know why or we ought to. The church cannot marry the world without there being dire consequences. The re-election of Barack Obama and all that it means is, potentially, only a small portion of the consequences we will face if we don’t turn away from the world and back to Christ.
Though this election didn’t go the way we wanted it to go, it is time to put it behind us. What is needed now is for Christians to do what they should have been doing all along: getting on their knees and asking God to search them, try them and see if there is any evil way in them. That, along with a deepening study of the Word of God and a solid solitary determination to turn to God in obedience and seek His will in all things is the best, and only, hope we have.
So go home tonight and read what God has to say about obedience, holiness and living for Him and then get on your face before Him. Then pray: pray for yourself, for your family, for your church, for your hometown, state and nation. Not a quick “God bless him and her” type of prayer but a deep, lingering, agonizing type of prayer that actually accomplishes something even as it changes the one who prays. Then, get up and live like you really love Christ. If you do, you will do these things or something closely akin to them. If you don’t, you won’t.
And all of us who don’t, will deserve whatever judgement God sends on us be it through Obama or anyone, or anything, else.
May God bring glory to Himself through each and every one of us.
Soli Deo gloria!