Over the last 12 hours I have seen many comments on social media that indicate that Christians are disheartened over yesterday’s election. There were certainly some things that got me down too, and I can relate to some of the concern.
But first, let me be clear: this is not an anti-Obama blog. The name-calling and racial slurs are uncalled for and unbecoming towards the office of our President. That is also a sign of the non-believer, not the Christian.
The concern that I am referring to is in regards to the direction we are headed as a nation. I am not disheartened that President Obama was reelected; what saddened me are the results in regards to the moral issues. Two states legalized same sex marriage, two other states legalized the recreational smoking of pot, and then there is the abortion issue.
I know a lot of you Christians feel the same way that I do—protecting the unborn is a top priority. One of the most Christ like things we can do is give a voice to the voiceless, and defend the youngest members of our society from being killed against their will. That, more than any other factor, is what got me down last night.
But then the sun came up this morning. My coffee tasted as good as it ever has. The trees outside my window displayed their brilliant oranges, reds, and yellows, reminding me that we are in a season of Thanksgiving. I spent time in the Word and talking to my Lord, and I know that He is alive and well. And so am I.
I can’t control the choices that this country makes, but I can choose to rejoice in the fact that I am forgiven and redeemed by God. I will consider the birds and the lilies; they don’t worry or stress. They are cared for by God, and how much more does He care for me?
Some of you, like me, worry about raising your children in this world. Take heart. Gloria Gaither had the same concerns in 1974, and that is what led her husband Bill to write the song Because He Lives.
How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!