Who should you vote for on Tuesday? Have you already voted? Consider a timely message from John Piper, posted on his blog this morning.
Although not a popular message, I believe it to be correct. Regardless of who wins Tuesday’s election, God is the ultimate winner because He will still be on His throne!
In 1992, When Clinton and Bush were hashing it out for the presidency, Jerry Simpson made a profound statement to me about the election that had just taken place. Clinton had won, and according to many evangelicals, the anti-Christ was about to begin his rule and we were all headed for death and tribulation. Jerry said to me, ” Well, I guess I’m gonna have to pray for this sucker everyday now!”
His implication was that the fact that he did not agree with the choice for President, did not negate the fact that he would continue to pray for our country, our leader, and for God’s will to be done. The same premise holds true for us today.
Too many have felt that because “their man” was elected in 2000 and again in 2004 that there was no need to pray for the leadership of our country, because after all, he is a Christian, so he must be in tune with God’s plan. Perhaps the situation our country is in today is an effect of the fact that we have left God out of our politics, and let our hope reside in man.
Danger, Danger, Danger! Regardless who is elected, we should never take for granted that our leaders have our interest at heart. I am not talking about abortion, stem cell research, troops in Iraq, or tax cuts. I am talking about God’s will being done in our lives and in our country.
This election day, I will not be praying for some candidate to win. I will be praying that God’s will be done in this election. I encourage you to do the same.