I am not a political beast. Irrespective of the definition. It is just not me. I voted last weekend in the Queensland election but literally didn’t watch any of the coverage and only found out the result on Sunday morning when my sister sent me a text.
But I have been fascinated by the lead up to the US Presidential election. As I write this, the election day has closed on the east coast and is not far off closing on the west coast. Counting has commenced and television coverage of the results is at saturation levels. The fascination stems from not knowing how the country will react to the result, either way.
Pastor Mike Neldner reminded me the other day how lucky we are to live in a country where we have the opportunity to choose our civic leaders in a fair, democratic process. And in a country where the people accept the result peacefully. Many people scattered around the world do not share this privilege.
The institution of government along with all it provides – health care, education, social services and law and order are precious gifts from God. He has provided for us this left-hand Kingdom in order that we can live in peace and harmony with one another and with nature while here on Earth. We can therefore fully enjoy His creation.
So, pray for our civic leaders. Pray for leaders all around the world. May God bless them and guide them to perform His important work for all of us.