1984....I graduated from highschool,went on a long term mission trip, became engaged and married and I voted for the first time. I don't really remember the feeling of uncertainty. Reagan/Bush and Mondale/Ferraro ticket. We all know the outcome of that election. Oh my how time have changed!
Today I have two kiddos who are voting in the presidential elections for the first time. As I watch our children and hear them doubt ,wondering if their vote matters. I see fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear that maybe the country that once was will be no more. Their vote means so much more than they realize. How blessed they are to live in a country where they have the freedom to cast their choice on the future leader of the United States...even if the choice is not what they had hoped for.
Really isn't our hope suppose to be in the one who made us? Doesn't He hold this world in the palm of His hand? I have watched over the last many months as this election has divided friends,family and neighbors. How can we allow a mere man to unravel something that is so much more important than an office of leadership? The truth is...We have placed our future hope in the hands of man and not God. We have allowed the division to creep into our lives and homes. Stealing our peace.
No matter who wins this election today...I will not be dismayed. My future hope is placed in the one who holds my life in His hands as I soak in His unwavering peace! Tomorrow when I wake up...I will still be me...The mom of 9,wife to a wonderful man who loves me and daughter of a great King! I will still live, love and place all my hope in the only true leader that I know...Jesus! Maybe we should place Him on the ballot?
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.