We vote for the next president of the United States on Tuesday, November 6 – just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock. This election has revealed so much about our country – the best and the worse. Perhaps in no other election has so much attention been given to the Christian community. We have heard about different “types” of Christians, the intersection of faith and politics, God’s law versus man’s law. It’s been very, very interesting.
I will say this. Keep praying. But vote. Keep praying but do your research. The Bible in 1 Peter 1:13 talks about having a mind that is “fully alert” and “sober.” This is our country. As defined, a democracy means we have a say so in the affairs of this country. But we have to do our part. However, we ought not care just about the national affairs of the country but our local affairs as well.
How many of you voted in the last local election? Know who your representatives are? Ever been to a school board meeting? How about attended your neighborhood association meeting? I don’t point the finger just at you but myself as well. These groups in many ways control more of what happens in our daily lives than the president.
Maybe you saw Samuel L. Jackson’s video encouraging people to “wake up” (my translation). I’m not telling you who to vote for. My point in mentioning it is to stress the overall message that we need to care about what’s happening around us. Now is not the time to be indifferent and apathetic.
Be vigilant. Be informed. Go vote.