Today There is an Election – Tomorrow Let There be Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 6, 2012 · Posted in Worldview

Today there is the flurry and fury of an election that many think will control our country for the next four years. Today there is uncertainty and turmoil about who will win. 

But tomorrow, the efforts of man will be largely over and most likely we will know who will be the next President of the United States. Tomorrow we can focus on God’s control, control that was never in doubt. Nothing will happen today that will stop the people of God from obeying God. Tomorrow, God’s people can follow the direction of our brother Paul about how to respond to the person who is elected today. We are to be thankful for that person and pray for him. No power on earth, either red or blue, can hold back the plan and purpose of God. Tomorrow may God’s people be full of thanksgiving that we can do what he has called us to do by his mighty power.

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority,that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godlinessand holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.