The day after

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I saw this on Twitter last night:

Obama might be the best communicator I have ever heard. Amazing, and powerful speech. America…yes we can! Amen, and good night.

Really?! Please. McCain’s concession speech said more than all the ramblings of Obama in the past 2 years combined.

Enough with the rant.

It’s the day after one of the most heated, controversial elections ever. Was it close? No. I didn’t expect it to be. I’m still disappointed with the fact the President is elected by the electoral college. Popular vote should take it, in my opinion.

Anyway…

What do we do now? Do we sit in a corner and pout for the next 4 years? Do we do everything in our power to fight the evils of the Democratic party? No. As Christians, we’re called to respect and obey our government.

Romans 13:1-2:

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

Now if something is morally wrong and blatantly goes against the bible – murder – genocide – etc., we need to obey the highest authority – God. For the little things like taxes, economic change, immigration (yes, these are all little things in the grand scheme), we are commanded, by God, to obey our elected officials. I’m sure we won’t agree with everything, but you need to keep that 85/15 in the back of your head, right?

We need to remember that we still have the strongest tool for change – Prayer.

Pray for the President, pray for Congress, pray for your state and local officials. Pray for their strength, wisdom, and leadership.  Pray that they would seek God and steer the best country in the world in the right direction.

Can we make change happen? In the words of our President Elect:

Yes we can!

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