Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. Matthew 10:29
He changes times and seasons;
he sets up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21
Today is Election Day in the United States. It is a day to see God at work. In reality, God is at work every day, but that amazing truth often slips from our thoughts. It often takes some big event, like an uncertain election, to remind us of what is always true. God’s powerful will and plan includes everything from a sparrow falling to the ground to the changing of governments. As I look out my window, the wind is blowing. Brilliantly colored leaves fill the air as they too fall to the ground just as our great God has planned. These leaves fall and provide insulation and nutrients for the soil. And then next spring the trees will again sprout new leaves the will be reminders warm days ahead. Our God is truly an awesome God.
So, this day is a day to remind you that this is God’s world and he does as he pleases for the good of his people and the honor of his name. This is a perspective to give to your children. You can easily get caught up in school schedules, financial worries, elections, concerns about the future and lose sight of the One who makes all things happen.
Encourage your children to watch God at work. Look at the blowing leaves. Observe the election. Be in awe that whoever wins the election will be the choice that God has made. Let’s pray that the next President will be humbled and not be proud as Nebuchadnezzar was. Pray that he will see that it was not by his own will and effort that he was elected. But most of all, be amazed at the awesomeness of God. This is a rich blessing to give to your children.