I’ve been particularly interested in this year’s election like everyone else has been. After discussions with friends, family, and unbelievers about what political route is best for this country, there seems to be a general sense of disappointment from both sides of this polarizing presidential election. Everyone and their mother (really, mothers too) seems to be unsatisfied with the present choices, so they end up settling or boycotting. Some claim that their choice is for the greater good, others claim theirs is the lesser of two evils, or someone might say that they support merely a platform and do not endorse the person or his or her character. Nevertheless, election day will come and go, and we may either be disappointed with the results or really disappointed with the results.
As a Christian, we can stay encouraged. We may be distressed on this Tuesday, but we do not need to be despairing. In our house, we have been singing hymns as of lately to our baby girl, and we happened to sing the famous hymn “This Is My Father’s World” this week. I noticed that the final stanza of this hymn seemed to address the attitude of this year almost too well. So I wanted to share this stanza as an aid and as a frame of mind moving forward. In a time where many feel that evil and sin are overwhelming the culture, the world and the universe is in the hands of the Almighty. So vote according to a biblically informed conscience, and allow the truth of the Scriptures to be your guide. Prayerfully consider your choice and ask God for mercy.
But remember, no matter what the results of today may be, He has never lost control. God will continue to glorify Himself even when the wrong seems oft so strong.
“This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!“