One of my favorite quotes about mankind’s relationship with God is by C. S. Lewis:
I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?
In America, where I and my family reside, many of us are focused on election day Tuesday. Both my wife’s and my family vote a certain way and base our vote on our view of Christian values which we have been taught from The Bible. Everyone in America has a vision for what we believe our country should be or want it to become, if that vision isn’t being realized.
Many will say of those of us who vote based on Christian or Biblical values that we are hypocrites, haters, exclusionary, reactionary or just about any other negative adjective the world cares to attach to our beliefs.
All of this is fine, and those who would judge us so should know that opinions are no deterrent to our beliefs and intentions concerning our voting practices. I think I speak for many in this regard, but no matter.
Regardless of who you are voting for: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, or any of the myriad of others across the American spectrum of politics, the important thing is to remember from whom any president, indeed any government, derives its position and authority.
For good or bad, better or worse, richer or poorer, servant or served, faithful or unfaithful all authority on earth is given by Almighty God. It’s O.K. if you don’t believe it now but you should know that one day the aforementioned truth will become obvious even to the most cynical.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Romans 8:31-34
Here’s the key for we who call upon the Name of Jesus Christ: Tuesday is important, but it is not everything. Our end is assured. We must remember this always. Whether we live a life of political oppression or opulence makes no difference in God’s economy.
Be faithful, be at peace, be the person God has called you to be and love Him, while you love everyone else.