Politics in Light
Tomorrow is election day. This election is the second presidency I have been old enough to vote for. This election I am another four years older than the last time I was able to vote. I was a college student. I wasn’t as prepared. Four years can change the whole world. I am not the same person I was four years ago, and neither is this country.
For this election, I have done my research. I have read the literature from unbiased sources. I have watched every debate. I have read all of both party’s stances. I have spent hours searching for answers and gotten in many heated debates. I have prayed. I have read the Bible. And while the candidate I voted for is not my top choice, I could not under good conscience vote for the other option. Our country has never been more corrupt and divided. I have never been more afraid for the fate of this country. And quite honestly I am terrified it is only going to get worse.
A few Sunday’s ago, at church, my pastor gave a sermon on politics. He made many good point, but it was his closing message that stood out to me the most. It is actually a message he heard from another pastor. This was the closing message:
[There’s a famous nursery rhyme that simply goes, “Humpty Dumpty sat on wall and Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”
Mr. Dumpty’s world had become shattered and he needed it fixed. But he didn’t go to his friends, family, or even his church. He went to the White House. We know he went to the White House because the king got involved. The king was sympathetic to Mr. Dumpty’s dilemma, so he called a meeting of congress. We know Congress got involved because all the king’s men got involved. The tragedy of the nursery rhyme is when it was all said and done- all the king’s horses and all the king’s men could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again. It is unfortunate today that far too many believers are expecting the solutions to our problems to land on Air Force One. I’m taking to Joshua 5: Joshua is doing reconnaissance around the walls of Jericho. He looks over and sees the captain of another large army dressed in battle array. Now Joshua’s mama didn’t raise a dummy. He wanted to know whose side are you on? Because if you’re on our side we have help against Jericho, but if you’re on their side we’ve got double trouble. So, before I go out here and make a fool of myself, whose side are you on? That is when the captain said, “I think you are confused…I’m neither on your side nor am I on their side. I’m captain of the Lord’s army. I did not come to take sides, I come to take over.”
You and I have to understand; God does not ride the backs of donkeys or elephants. If you are a Democrat, the best you can do is vote Democrat LITE. If you are Republican, the best you can do is vote Republican LITE because your job is to bring both sides to the LIGHT. Your job is to represent another King in another Kingdom. You and I belong to another Kingdom, so let’s represent the King.]
I believe this is the biggest election our country has possibly ever faced. I no longer believe America is greatest country in the world. We live in a world where I have to carry a gun in my purse because I am afraid to walk alone to my car. Policemen are getting killed. Late term abortion is accepted. We don’t support our troops. We stand with terrorist groups, but not for the flag or National Anthem.
I don’t believe that either candidate running for presidency is going to make America great again. America needs something that no human can offer. America needs light, a Savior. America needs Jesus. Our nation needs to come together and have an awakening. We need to stop being so divided and hating our brothers and sisters. We need to get off of social media and get on our knees and pray. It doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or Republican, God doesn’t choose either side. And America’s only hope is in HIM.