Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What Now?

It’s over at last! No more campaign ads, persuasive speeches, annoying phone calls, and political Facebook posts! (Happy Dance!)

At our polling place, my husband and I waited in line two hours to vote. It was that way ALL DAY LONG—right up to when the doors closed on the last person allowed to enter the building to cast their ballot! We live beside the education center where voting takes place and the parking situation and traffic jams were downright dangerous! I have NEVER seen so many people determined to get out and vote!

Believe it or not, everyone at our polling place was civil, friendly, talkative, and neighborly! I didn’t hear one political conversation during that two hours! There was lots of laughter and many exclamations of, “How ya’ doin’? Haven’t seen you in years? What are you up to these days?”

I don’t think my fellow voters yesterday will have too much trouble with John Wesley’s election advice, but I think it is worth sharing:
1) Vote, without fee or reward, for the person you have judged most worthy.
2) Speak no evil of the person you voted against.
3) Take care that your spirits are not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.

No matter who we voted for, now that the decision has been made, it is our responsibility to follow Romans 13:1 “Be a good citizen. All governments are under God and the existing authorities have been put there by God. So live responsibly as a citizen.”

There it is, spelled out in plain language—God is in control.

Our response is to pray for those He has put in power. “Pray especially for those in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with all reverence toward God and with proper conduct. This is good and it pleases God our Savior.” (1 Timothy 2: 1-3)

Let's join in prayer for President-Elect Donald Trump. May he allow God to lead him as he leads our nation.

Be encouraged!

©2016 Pamela D. Williams