Wednesday, November 7, 2012

God's Will

I didn't realize I hadn't blogged since Sunday.  Things are busy at the church this week.  I told Administrative Assistant that this looked like it was going to be an administration week.  We've had a number of meetings, including yesterday morning and again this morning.  We are moving forward in exciting ways, which is fun. 

I stayed up entirely too late last night watching election results.  I am puzzled by the people who prayed so hard for this election and are more willing to believe that God didn't answer their prayers than that maybe the results reflect God's will.  I know it's easier to believe something is God's will when it coincides with mine, but I also know that sometimes God has different (better) ideas than what I have.  I was very pleased with some of the results, and quite frustrated with others.  I trust, though, that God has had a hand in all of this, even the parts I don't like. 

I believe that now we need to come together as a nation, and encourage both parties to set politics aside and work together to find solutions for the challenges facing us as a nation.  They are going to have to make some hard decisions, and we elected them to make those decisions.  They need to stop obsessing over the next election or the latest opinion poll and get to work. 

I also think it's important to remember that there are people who are quite distressed by the election results.  Gloating does not bring the country together.  Neither do cries of election fraud or laments over the death of our country.  I wrote a post on my church blog yesterday afternoon, before the outcomes were known, suggesting that it was time to accept the results as God's will (whatever they might be) and move forward together.  I acknowledged I was writing it before I knew the results because I might be one who needed to read it and take it to heart following the election.  Ultimately, our security comes from God, not the government.  I think we forget that far too often. 

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