Election Day is finally here. The money has been spent by the candidates, The commercials are done. The phone calls have ended. Now, it is up to the American people to decide who will lead our nation for the next four years.
Tomorrow, there will be joy for many people and there will be sadness for many others. Whether your candidate wins or loses, it is important that we remember that the most important things in life will not change after today.
1. Jesus Christ has not changed. He is still the Savior of the world. He is still the Good Shepherd that cares for His sheep. He still is “the way, the truth and the life.” Our presidents change, governmental policies change, but Jesus Christ is our Rock who will never change. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:7)
2. The Word of God has not change. The laws of our land may change. The Supreme Court may uphold laws or reject them. However in the midst of our changing laws, God’s Word never changes. The promises of God do not change. The doctrines of the Word of God do not change. The Word of God should always remain in our hearts. “O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” (Psalm 119:97)
3. The Promise of Christ’s Second Coming has not changed. One day, there will be no elections. There will be only one ruler, Jesus Christ. The promise of His coming is seen throughout the Word of God. “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:16) When Jesus reigns, it will be with total righteousness!
4. The Mission of the Church has not changed. The mission of the church is not to change society by political means. We often get carried away with politics that we forget that our main mission is to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ’s final command has not changed. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 28:19) The Gospel changes people, but we mustn’t let people change the Gospel.
5. God’s plan for the family has not changed. Our laws may change concerning marriage, but we can still follow what God’s Word says concerning our family. Yes, husbands and wives are to love another. We can still be committed to the permanance of our own marriage. The family can still worship the Lord together. The family can still be a place of learning about the Lord and life itself. God’s view and purpose for your family will not change after this election.
No matter who wins the election tonight, I am fully confident that God is on the throne. His Word has not changed. His plan has not changed. This is a great time to put our focus back on those things that are above. “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God!”
‘Dear Lord, help me to keep my eyes on you. I do not what the future holds for my life or for our nation, but I do know that your ways are best. Help me, to surrender my heart completely unto you. Amen”