Our Hope on Nov. 4th

I am praying that on November 4th the cause of the unborn will be championed and we will have a candidate who will at all costs champion that cause. However, the reality is that things may go the other way on November 4th. If they do, what do we do as followers of Christ.

Psalm 146:3-5 says,

Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no
When his breath departs, he returns to
the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry.

No matter what happens on November 4th, God will still be God and His Son will still be King of all the nations and He will still be our certain hope.

Remember these words of John Piper from a recent article as we approach election day and its outcome:

So it is with voting. We should do it. But only as if we were not doing it. Its outcomes do not give us the greatest joy when they go our way, and they do not demoralize us when they don’t. Political life is for making much of Christ whether the world falls apart or holds together.

So it is with voting. There are losses. We mourn. But not as those who have no hope. We vote and we lose, or we vote and we win. In either case, we win or lose as if we were not winning or losing. Our expectations and frustrations are modest. The best this world can offer is short and small. The worst it can offer has been predicted in the book of Revelation. And no vote will hold it back. In the short run, Christians lose (Revelation 13:7). In the long run, we win (21:4).

So it is with voting. We deal with the system. We deal with the news. We deal with the candidates. We deal with the issues. But we deal with it all as if not dealing with it. It does not have our fullest attention. It is not the great thing in our lives. Christ
is. And Christ will be ruling over his people with perfect supremacy no matter who is elected and no matter what government stands or falls. So we vote as though not voting.

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