What happens after the big day

Published 11:09 am Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I am so glad that after Tuesday, all of what has dominated our lives (at least on television sources of news) is over. You and I, the average person who goes unnoticed until election time comes around, are going back to being unnoticed by the politicians.

I know some will read this and, right away, say I am so cynical in my opinion of these people who call themselves leaders. But, I really am not.

For you see, some of our elected leaders are really good and God-fearing people. They want to do the right thing and they strive to lead in a way that is right and moral. However, there is something a lot of people have just missed this election: No matter who won Tuesday, God will still be God.

I know there are those who will read this and say, “well, he’s just another one of those Christians who believe that God is the center of all of life.” I am one of those who believe Jesus came, lived and died, and rose again the third, and to offer us more than any power-hungry politician could.

Jesus offers us eternal life if we accept his offer of forgiveness of our sins. Now, I do understand our nation is in bad shape morally. I do understand we, as a nation, have put to death 57 million Americans in the form of convenience through the horrible law of abortion. I do understand our children are being taught the situation dictates the ethics you have — whatever has to be done, lying, cheating, etc., and is all right in order to get ahead.

However, I still know that even in the midst of all this chaos, my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the same as it was the day I surrendered my life to him.

Now, does that mean that I am not interested in all that is going on? Of course not. I love my country and I still want the best for our nation.

I am not saying we need to have a state-sponsored religion. Having the government tell us how to worship would be no solution to any of our problems. What I am talking about is getting back to a place where we as Christians can freely worship without the threat of being persecuted.

The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” That, my friend, is the real hope for America and for anyone who is struggling in this life.

I am just one person and I know there are many others out there who will agree and many who won’t. But, here is the one thing that will bring me comfort and hope after the big day: Jesus Christ is still on the throne, and my relationship with Him is as solid as it ever was. I am his child and he loves me. No matter what happens, I have a life here and a life in Heaven with him when I leave here. So, hopefully, you did your duty to vote — leave the rest to God to sort out, and above all don’t worry; God is still in control!

Charles Maney is the pastor of Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House. His email address is cmaney54@gmail.com.