Perspective on the Election

Perspective on the Election November 4, 2020

 

The Biden landslide predicted by the pollsters and the media did not materialize.  Instead we have a close race that still has no winner.

Chad Bird offers us some much-needed perspective on the election in a post at 1517 entitled God’s Not Worried About the Election, with this deck:  “Cast your vote with an air of bold and defiant levity. Don’t take yourself, or this election, so seriously. No string of unfortunate events can stop Christ’s beating heart of mercy. No politician can un-Easter our Lord.”

Read it all, but here are some excerpts:

Whatever happens in Tuesday’s presidential election, I can tell you one thing for sure: God’s not worried about it.

So, dear Christian, why are you?

But if Biden wins, you say…
But if Trump wins, you say…

“But if.” Do you, even for a fleeting moment, imagine that this is God’s first rodeo? Do you honestly think Jesus’s blood pressure has risen a mere one half of one percent during this election cycle? . . . .

Should Biden win, all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.

Should Trump win, all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.

You know why? Because Christ is risen and is seated at the right hand of God.

No particle of dust lands on your phone screen without his knowledge.
No hair from your head falls onto the bathroom counter without him counting it.
God has the whole world in his nail-scarred hands. And he has you.

May things get worse? Sure.
May they get better? Sure.

Whatever happens on Tuesday, Tuesday will still be a day when Christ is risen. Your sins will still be forgiven. Your life will still be redeemed. Death will still be conquered.

[Keep reading. . .]

 

HT:  Rev. James Douthwaite & Jackquelyn Veith

 

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