October 31, 2020
The two descriptions I (Carmen) have for the 2020 Election are anticipation and exhaustion. As a person who regularly prays to “expect the unexpetected and anticipate miracles knowing that with God all things are possible,” I anticipate God will yet be God no matter who is elected President of the United States. I also know that in that expectation, God never disappoints.
I have Christians on both sides of this election. I have friends praying and fasting for two different outcomes. I have friends claiming it is clear to them that God’s will is for their preferred candidate to prevail. I have friends who are claiming divine intervention on behalf of their preferred political outcome. I have friends who are going to be disappointed – no matter the outcome. What are you anticipating on election day, in the days that follow, once a candidate is declared the winner (note I do not anticipate that will be November 3 nor 4…but more likely around November 14)?
Law enforcement are anticipating people are going to behave badly – no matter who wins. I am praying they are wrong. Pray with me? Commit with me to being a peacemaker? I’m talking with Matthew Hawkins about politics between friends and then with Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs about the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians and their new Jesus Freaks project with D.C. Talk.
The other word is exhaustion. So many of my friends “just want this election to be over.” Two reactions to that: 1. Let us never grow weary of doing good (Galatians 6:9) and 2. let us recognize that billions of people around the world are literally dying today for the freedoms currently exhausting us.