Much of the campaign rhetoric will cease come November. I won’t have to listen to Secretary Clinton or Candidate Trump personally bash each other on the daily news cycle forever.
After the election, the personal attacks will lessen and a broader discussion about the issues will increase. There are real issues to grapple with as a nation. Elected leaders must address these.
We’re not electing a savior. No politician – man or women – who will “save” us from our plight. We are all broken, fallen and fallible. The only savior is Christ. When we elect a president, we’re electing someone flawed and imperfect – same as us. He or she has opinions, assumptions, prejudices and the like. When I vote in November, I’m not voting for a candidate but a political philosophy or theory. Remember, neither party’s philosophy is wholly Biblical.
As I pan the historical Biblical narrative, I find less than desirable leaders at the helm of nations. That’s a reality. But, here’s the greater reality throughout the narrative, God reigns! Regardless of who might be king, God reigns! Despite who is in charge, God reigns! Every person is answerable to God regardless of his or her belief, God reigns.
Regardless of who receives the most votes in November, I’ll still live the mission. As a Christ follower, I will continue to join Him in this great redemptive mission of His. Washington doesn’t decide my faith or how I choose to live it out. I’ll live missionally regardless. It is truly all about Jesus and His mission. In the end, the mission is more important than the resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Living well through the next several months means my focus remains on Him and His mission.