The faithful are divided, but maybe that’s OK.
Election Day is coming in America, and citizens are taking sides. Many have already cast their ballots in early or absentee voting.
Sure, folks feel strongly about their chosen candidates. Signs appear all over, and posts proliferate online.
But I’m grateful.
I’m thankful for danger-free decisions in our great nation.
Sure, pundits from both parties may trumpet the dangers of electing the wrong candidates. And their arguments may be merited.
Still, we have the opportunity to cast our votes freely. We can speak up without worrying about our safety, our children, or our homes.
When I visit the polling place on Election Day, no armed guard will look over my shoulder to see how I vote. No one will take away my job for the way I punch my ballot. It’s private. It’s protected. It’s personal.
And it’s free.
Here’s the best part. If I don’t like the candidates that win, I will have a chance to vote him or her out in a few years.
Yep, I’m thankful for danger-free decisions.
I’m praying for the outcome of the elections. What’s more, I’ll be praying for those elected, as they assume their new positions.
God knows – they’re gonna need it.
The first thing I want you to do is pray.
Pray every way you know how,
for everyone you know.
Pray especially for rulers
and their governments to rule well
so we can be quietly
about our business of living simply,
in humble contemplation.
This is the way our Savior God
wants us to live.
1 Timothy 2:1-3, MSG
For what are you thankful?
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