The American Electorate has made its choices in the 2014 Midterm Elections. Many rejoice tonight in what are viewed as successful campaigns to get into office people and platforms considered most attractive to voters. Others are sorrowing tonight at the notion that the opposition has prevailed and resulting change can be anticipated. And, it doesn’t really matter which side you’re on! Everyone will be affected by America’s choice and will have to endure ‘big government,’ ‘fiscal irresponsibility,’ or ‘want their government back.’ Whatever the rhetoric, we will all have to wait!
Not only did voters make their choice in this election. God made His choice in this election to raise to power the leadership in this land. Those choices will begin serving out their terms in January as the President of the United States continues his second term. (Romans 13:1-2)
And, quite honestly, God’s voice will resound most profoundly than the electorate or the familiar voices that have facilitated more polarizing than unifying of the nation. One of our biggest challenges will be to overcome the use of the church’s pulpits to espouse or confirm ideologies, philosophies, agendas, policies so strongly that one could conclude that Jesus was more a politician than a preacher from Galilee. God’s voice must be heard from the people who declare themselves His spokespersons in His church!
Ultimately, no person can serve without God’s blessing, an idea most often overlooked. And it seems like there are more and more entering state legislative bodies, Congress, governorships, judgeships, etc with little understanding that they are accountable to not only an electorate of voters, but the One greater than the electorate. There is a day of reckoning for all of those entrusted with leading and representing the interests of taxpayers and voters.
Assuredly, a few more days will reveal what was really won and what was really lost in this 2014 version of Midterm elections. And in the end, everyone involved will receive their just reward!
We shall see!