November 7th, 2016
Voicing my political views on social media has never been “my thing.”
Maybe it’s because I don’t feel informed or intellectual enough to carry on a healthy debate,
or maybe it’s because so many online debates digress so quickly that a knowledge of what is true or false seems unnecessary in order to keep a “conversation” going.
And who has time for that?
I will continue to avoid the heated political debates.
But I can’t let this Monday pass by without saying this………….
In so many ways,
how we handle tomorrow changes everything about the next day and the next.
After months and months of shocking news reports and unbelievable chaos,
we will finally stand in lines all across this nation……………..
waiting for our opportunity to truly have a voice that is heard.
Not just the freedom to post a comment on Facebook
or Tweet what we’re thinking,
but a chance to say,
“For the next four years,
here’s the person I choose to lead this nation.”
No matter how insignificant we may feel on a day-to-day basis,
on Election Day our voice will be no smaller or bigger than anyone else’s.
Millions of imperfect people will file into rooms
all over America
to cast votes for other imperfect people.
We’re all messed up.
We’ve all made mistakes.
So don’t expect to find any “perfect” candidates on the ballot tomorrow.
If this overwhelms you or causes you to feel stressed,
there’s something you can do today that might help.
Quit listening to all the voices screaming,
“Do this or do that.”
Just get quiet.
Take some time to pray.
Ask God for wisdom and peace as you consider what is right and wrong
and as you think about the candidates’ beliefs on these very issues.
I look at my granddaughter’s sweet little face,
and I want to believe her future is bright.
I want to know she’s going to be okay long after I’m gone.
As I pray about tomorrow and find perfect peace in the person I will be choosing,
I’m reminded of something that brings a much deeper peace than anything a ballot ever could.
The best Person already leads us all.
In spite of our views, our opinions, or our beliefs
-and no matter how we cast our votes tomorrow-
We can’t change the truth.
We can’t undo what was set in motion when time first began.
Maybe our votes do alter the course of human history, but eventually………..
Leaders come and leaders go.
Nations rise and nations fall.
Our vote is powerful and powerless at the very same time.
So how do we vote tomorrow?
We vote with confidence.
We vote with peace.
We vote with conviction.
We vote with honest prayer.
But we also vote humbly,
because our voice counts –
but only once –
just like everyone else’s.
And at the end of it all,
someone will be chosen to lead this country,
and no matter who it is,
we’re still in this crazy thing called life — together.
And regardless of the election results,
we have to join hands and walk in peace.
Because the number of states that end up red or blue will never change the reality that
He always wins.
He is the Alpha and Omega.
The beginning and the end.
So how do I vote tomorrow?
I calm down.
I take a deep breath.
And I vote with my head, my heart, and my soul.
But how do I know everything will be okay?
I never forget that my ultimate leader doesn’t need to run for office.
He is already seated on the throne.
And He rules with truth and justice.
If my trust is completely in Him,
I can know deep down in my bones that no matter how tomorrow night ends………..
we’re going to be okay.
This nation is going to be okay.
Would someone please say this……………
New York Times,
Please let the nation know!
WE’RE GOING TO BE OKAY!!!
Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
My sweet, Elaine Adaya, praise the Lord!!
You’re going to be okay!!!