Today is election day across the United States of America. People will head to the polls and cast ballots for candidates and fill in bubbles next to Yesses and Nos. Tomorrow, Lord-willing, those who voted for the "winners" will humbly celebrate while those who voted for the "losers" will peacefully wait until the next opportunity to participate in the electoral process.
We who live in the United States share much in common with people from throughout the ages. Like the peoples of the first century, we carry on with our lives day-in and day-out. Most people in the first century, however, lived their everyday Ordinary lives in countries and territories that were under the control of dictators and men who were born into or claimed a throne. No electoral process granted their power.
We do well to remember that difference. We are privileged to live with the many freedoms that are a reality for us. While we do not live in a country with a perfect government, we live in a country with high levels of access to food, water, education, opportunity, and care for our physical and mental health. Thank God, we also have the freedom to gather and worship the King of kings.
Remember those freedoms tomorrow whether you "win" or lose."
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