It’s election day. A pivotal day in American history. Americans will choose their leader for the next four years.

Today will be written about into history books and studied decades later.

As a student, history class captivated me. I studied American history, British history, and Biblical history, just to name a few. While college is far behind me, I still find myself fascinated by those who came before me. I can’t wait to see Steven Spielberg’s upcoming movie ‘Lincoln’. I love to learn how leaders led in their generation with the challenges facing their time.

Here in America, we’ve spent nearly a year in campaign season, candidates vying for the presidency. Politics isn’t pretty. Attacks and allegations from all sides of the aisle make headlines. Who is really telling us the truth?

As unfair and broken the system seems at times, the election process intrigues me. Why? Because at the end of the day, when all is said and done, the candidate chosen will be the leader accepted by the country. While lawsuits and accusations of voter fraud may fill the courts for weeks after election day, one leader will emerge and when January 20th comes, we will submit to his leadership. Even if the candidate chosen is not the one we voted for, we recognize the position and authority of the presidency and the respect they deserve.

It’s the beauty of living in a free country.

As a Christian, I believe God is sovereign over all. I’ve been studying the book of Daniel lately, and I love chapter 4. It says in verse 17, “…the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world. He gives them to anyone he chooses- even to the lowliest of people.”

While we look at this election with our limited knowledge and understanding, God sees all things- past, present, and future. He knows best and I believe the result is in His hands. While I have a responsibility to do my part, I can rest in knowing God is in control.

I hope you can too today, whatever the outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

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