Monday, November 3, 2008

The Election to be Concerned About

Tomorrow's Election Day
One of my friends sent me this the other day. With tomorrow being election day, it certainly puts things in perspective. As you will notice it was written maybe 7-10 days ago...

"In slightly over a week now we will have a national election for new leadership in our country. The campaign, to get people excited about this election, began over a year ago and has flooded the news almost constantly during that time. Millions of dollars have been spent, millions of words have been spoken, and millions more have been written. All of this to pick a person who will serve for only four years (eight if re-elected).

"The unfortunate thing about this election is that no matter who wins approximately half the nation will be disappointed and unhappy. Not a very good way to start an administration, with half the citizens unhappy and fearful about national security and the economy.

"It would be easy to get swept up in all the claims and counter claims and begin to place unreal importance on the outcome. It's true, we need to be good citizens and vote as intelligently as possible.... and the election results can have an affect on our daily lives. But I've been thinking recently about how God views such events as national elections. In Isaiah 40:15,17 we are given a glimpse of how much importance God places on world government ".. they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity." In the great eternal scheme of things, the result of our coming election is like dust on the scales.

"Other references along this line are Col. 1:16, and the 4th chapter of Daniel. We know that God is in control and he will only allow or cause those events that are for the eternal good of the kingdom or for our individual good. So we can wake up on the morning of November 5th and know that The Lord God omnipotent reigneth .. and he is still in control, no matter the election outcome.

"I have also been thinking of another election that is taking place, and one we need to be much more serious and concerned about than our national voting. In 2 Peter 1:10, Peter is encouraging the brethren... " to make your calling and election sure." In effect, we are all running for office, the office of a servant in God's Heavenly Kingdom. If we lose this race nothing else matters.

"Isn't it interesting (and sad) that so much energy/money/time has gone into our presidential race and yet how few are willing to come and listen to the Gospel for even an hour.

So, on a natural level I hope your candidate does well ... but on a much higher level I hope we all campaign vigorously, and put everything into our own election. We have all been "called" and for this we are eternally grateful, now we must make our "election sure"."

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
This is so true, "To forgive is to set the prisoner free,
and then discover the prisoner was you."

Quote of the Day
It is better to understand a little
than to misunderstand a lot.
~ Unknown

Joke of the Day
A lonely frog, desperate for any form of company telephoned the Psychic Hotline to find out what his future has in store.

His Personal Psychic Advisor advises him, “You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will want to know everything about you.”

The frog is thrilled and says, “This is great! Where will I meet her, at work, at a party?”

”No” says the psychic, “in a Biology class.”

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1 comment:

peggy said...

I enjoy your writing every morning, we all need some new perspective during these next few days especially.