Right now our nation is at a critical point in its history. We are about to enter another presidential election. We’ve been given a choice of two candidates who have become icons over the past several months. Mud is flying faster and more defiantly than I’ve ever seen. Words of anger, hatred, same old – same old, ya da, ya da, ya da.
Decisions have to be made, but who knows the answers? Do we elect a business man with no experience in politics – a man who has proven himself in the corporate world – someone who has said things that have been in the hearts and minds of folks who are fed up with politics as usual, or do we put our faith in possibly the first female president in our history. I recall a similar situation eight years ago when we elected the first African American president.
It seems to me that in our desire to fulfill our one final right as Americans, the right to vote, our choices aren’t that great. Do we choose someone who has a track record in politics, but has been surrounded by scandal throughout her history or do we elect a brash, showman with no experience, but a pretty good sales pitch?
As I ponder over this dilemma, I can’t help but wonder how much stock we put in the President of the United States. This elected official is nothing more than an employee of the American people, yet the status of the office has gone way beyond that. Along with status comes power and often pride and foolishness. So who will be our leader?
Our first president, George Washington, didn’t want the job. Personally I can’t imagine why anyone would enter the political arena at this time. Still we are a nation of order and we need someone to lead us. God wasn’t too keen on an earthly king for His children. He wanted them to rely on His leadership.
May I suggest a simple concept? How about we return to the true leader of the Universe? Maybe if we went back to our roots and began to place God on that pedestal instead of mere men or women, we’d have a much better chance of being great again.
“Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with their battle trumpets to sound the call to battle against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you cannot succeed.” 2Chronicles 13:12