Let me start by saying I normally keep my political opinions to myself and I will not be voicing my voting preferences in this post.
These past few months I have been watching the political ads on the television. I have to say most of them show me more about the person running for the job than I think they actually were planning for me to know about them. Instead of using that time to tell me about themselves and what they want to do during their time in office to help our country, they tell me about what a horrible person their opponent is. If I were on a job interview and you were the person interviewing me and asked me the question, ‘what do you think you will add to my company? And I answered by saying “Mr. So-and-So out in the waiting room is always late for work, he is lazy, picks his nose, talks to loud, smells bad, eats to much and drives way to fast!”. Do you think you would hire me??
I know this sounds silly but that is mild compared to most of the political ads I have seen on the TV this election season. Our country is in the midst of crisis right now. We have over 15,000,000 people unemployed, people are homeless, families are broken, we have gang violence, many of our schools are failing and people are killing people over being cut off in traffic. That is just the short list! When I see those ads on the television it makes me sad because for all the slamming of each other I as a person still do not know what the person running for office really stands for, except his dislike of his fellow man.
We can not keep blaming what is going on in this country on any one person, these things have been going on for years and getting worse and worse as we go. We need to stop playing the blame game stand up and take charge to do our part to try to fix things. I know it sounds small to think one person can make a difference but think about it. If just one stood up that’s more than we would have had had none stood up.
I know that it sounds like a hard thing to do, but I think just to start by taking baby steps towards loving one another again could help tremendously. Why not as you are walking down the street today or standing in line to vote look others in the eye or talk to them and get to know them? Do you know that maybe you will be the only person who spoke to them all day? Instead of posting political junk on facebook and twitter, write a Bible verse or maybe an uplifting quote. How about inviting others to church with us? If you think they won’t go invite them anyway, if they say no invite them again sometime. It is not our job to decide if they will go to church or not, it’s our job to show and spread the love of Jesus.
We as people can not save our country only God can save our country, He is the one and only solution we have. We have to start by spreading his love around. We have to bring him back into our country, our schools and our workplaces. Put those nativity scenes back out in front of the city courthouses. Let our children pray at school. God is THE solution and without Him we can never fix anything.
No matter what the outcome of this election today we must keep in mind who is really in charge and it is not us, the mayor, the governor, the senator or the president. The only person who is really in charge is God. So before you go to the polls today pray that God can fix this nation of ours by changing the hearts of those who we chose to lead the country. Pray that God will lead all of their decisions and that they will stand up for God first. Pray that God will transform our communities and our lives, changing our hearts, bringing us all back together again as one Nation under God. Trusting in God again just like was printed on our money many years ago and still is there today ‘In God we trust’.
Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Thank you for reading and God bless you.