The Leader Who Abides
Two topics held the top slots in the minds of most Americans in 2020 - namely, COVID-19 and Election Day. We continue to deal with the former and the latter is upon us. As registered voters across our nation cast their votes at the ballot boxes, they will elect our President along with his running mate, choose Senators and Congress members, as well as grant or deny ballot measures.
Tomorrow, "winners" will celebrate and "losers" will grieve. And, Lord willing, the earth will continue to revolve around the sun and the stars will light up the sky. On November 4th, parents will change as many diapers as they do today. Teachers will teach. Millions of Americans will head to work; the younger Americans will take exams and play at recess. No matter the outcomes caused by our votes, life will go on. So will the sovereignty and love of God. I enjoy J. Harry Cotton's reminder to us . . .
Cotton based his statement on the words from the author of Hebrews . . .
Whether you win or lose according to today's election results, pray for our leaders. They need it. As you pray, know that the One to whom you pray reigns as King of kings no matter who holds any political office.
For further reading:
Cotton, J. Harry. The Interpreter’s Bible. Ed. George Arthur Buttrick. Vol. 11. New York: Abingdon, 1955.
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