Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting


We went as a family this morning to vote. It is always a good way to teach Sydney about the process and about how blessed we are to live in a country were we have a choice. Whatever your feelings about either candidate or proposition on the ballots today, I hope you go vote. I have been feeling very torn over some of the choices in this election. I guess you could call it a general anxiety over where our state and country are now and where we may be heading. This past Sunday our pastor shared these words in our bulletin. I found it encouraging and a great reminder to always be praying for our elected officials and our nation. I especially loved the song he included which we also sang on Sunday.

The Apostle Paul had dual citizenship. He was a proud Roman citizen (Acts 22:28). He exercised those earthly rights more than once to further the Gospel. He was also a proud citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20). This was his eternal citizenship (Hebrews 11:16).

We have dual citizenship too. We are citizens of an earthly country and a heavenly country. If you are a citizen of the United States, this is a big week. We have several big responsibilities:


1. We register to vote.

2. We vote our conscience.
3. We pray for our elected leaders.


I want to teach you a song today. I think of it as a song for Wednesday morning. Beyond our periodic opportunity to vote in this country, we have a daily call to pray for our leaders (1st Timothy 2:1-2). This song has helped me pray.

You're the God of this city

You're the King of these people

You're the Lord of this nation

You are


You're the light in this darkness

You're the hope to the hopeless

You're the peace to the restless

You are


There is no one like our God

There is no one like our God


For greater things have yet to come

And greater things are still to be done
In this city

For greater things have yet to come

And greater things are still to be done here

2 comments:

_Shane said...

AMEN!

Shelley said...

yes, we are so blessed to live in this country!!