Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Election Day Is Finally Here!
To say this week has not gone according to my plans would be a major understatement. I didn't feel well Sunday night but I attributed it to being tired - surely a good night's rest was all I needed! Monday dawned bright & early with a long To Do list & a queasy stomach. And so goes 24+ hours of my life. I doctored myself up as best as I could, dutifully munched the toast Mike fixed, & prayed I'd be well enough to go vote.
God is gracious. I woke up this morning with a broken fever & no body aches. I had the strength to get cleaned up, drive to the polls, wait in a short line, & cast my vote. What a privilege! I pray it's something I never take for granted.
Recently as I was reading my Bible I was taking in some of the Old Testament accounts of Israel & Judah. Talk about political upheaval - kings were coming & going & wars were starting & finishing fast enough to make my head spin! And this is what I wrote in my journal:
I have been reminded that from the very beginning God has been in control of the kings & kingdoms - He determined who would be established & who would fall. The Lord always honored those who obeyed & those who humbled themselves & repented of their disobedience.
And so it is today. May American leaders have the wisdom to humble themselves & repent of their disobedience. And even if they do not, the Lord is still in control. He will still work out His plan. As an American I probably will not be able to confidently say, "It's all going to work out; it's all going to be OK!" But as a daughter of the Most High King, I certainly can say "All is well. The battle is already won & my future is bright with the Light of Heaven."
I hope you were able to go out & vote today. God bless America.