The election season is over. The results are in. What does that mean for our country? What does it mean for Christians here and across the land? What’s next?
Our first obligation, according to scripture, is to pray for those in authority. They need wisdom, just as Solomon needed wisdom when he became king of Israel. Prayer will lift our eyes to God’s higher purposes and help us see beyond the moment. Prayer gives us hope for the future.
Pray for the restoration of order in our cities. Whatever your viewpoint, we know God is a God of order, not of chaos.
Finally, grasp the opportunity to share God’s love. Since 85% of evangelicals and born-again Christians voted for the president-elect, we all may be seen as “the bad guys.” This is the time to openly share God’s message of faith and hope with those who are fearful and disappointed. It’s not the time to push political views or to continue the personality assassinations. In the end, the government is not our savior. Jesus is!
This week, I will seek to sow peace where there is turbulence; hope where there is despair; kindness where there is anger; and love where there is hate.