For God So Loved Canada That He Gave Us _________, That Whosever Votes For Him…
Today is Election Day in Canada.
For the record, I think people should go out and vote. Voting is a privilege that not everyone has, and we should not take it for granted. I think people should also get to know about the candidates and parties and cast an informed ballot. Weigh the info and carefully decide what you think the best choice is, and then vote according to your convictions. Your voice matters, and your vote counts.
Yes, I think that is good.
But at the same time, I’d like to remind us all (or at the very least my fellow believers) that our hope does not rest in a political candidate. It does not reside in a policy or platform. Our hope does not come from man. Rather, it comes from a source much more reliable. Our hope comes from Christ.
I may be wrong, but as I see it, Canadians in general are putting their hope in the wrong place. The longing for change, for a better tomorrow, for justice and equality and all that, does not come from any political structure. Political structures are from man, and man is hopelessly sinful. We need help from the outside.
True hope for change comes from knowing that Jesus is Lord, that he reigns over all, that he is the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Prime Minister of prime ministers. Please, care far more if Jesus is in the hearts of Canadians than if your favourite candidate is in office.
For what it’s worth, just keep that in mind.
If you’re with me, here’s 4 practical things you can do to live out this belief:
- Pray and cast an informed vote.
- Commit to praying for whoever wins the election. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
- Don’t freak out if the “wrong” person gets voted in, knowing that ultimately God is in control of it. (Romans 13:1)
- Evangelize for Christ more than for your political viewpoint.