Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why Election Day Matters, but Results Don’t so Much: Part Two

The election results this morning admittedly appear disheartening at first glance.

Republicans kept the House but Democrats still maintain control of the Senate and the White House. Somehow, someway, Americans ignored the glaring problems in the economy and in our foreign standing. We shrugged off the duplicity and corruption so blatantly displayed in the Fast and Furious gun running operation and the Benghazi attack, and we overlooked the petulance and arrogance on special display during the presidential and vice presidential debates.

From one perspective, America is officially lost, destined to walk the walk of other socialist-leaning countries down to chaos and poverty and misery. Because it’s really not certain whether we can take another four years of Obama fiscally, much less any other way.

But like I said, that’s from one perspective. One angle. One limited view that can only see what has happened and what is happening now.

So here’s another perspective, an eternal one. This viewpoint – this faith – doesn’t guess what will happen in the short term. It KNOWS what will happen in the long term. And it’s summed up quite beautifully in Chris Tomlin’s song, “Whom Shall I fear, the chorus of which I pasted below:

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always on my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a Friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

So yes, Obama won the election. And no, America’s future isn’t at all certain. But our hope is neither in politicians nor countries.

It’s in the name of the Lord our God.

And in the end, that’s really the only thing that matters.

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