Exactly a month ago I posted a bold and probably the most polarizing post I have ever posted on this blog, which has resulted in conversations beyond any I expected to have with family, friends, and strangers alike. But I have to say I would not change a bit. I say this because how blessed are we? To live in a time where we have the freedom to use our voices in democracy. The blessing to either criticize or celebrate our government. An opportunity seldom given in the complex history of humanity.
Although my post from a month ago may have come from a raw place for me, seeing and doing life with many who are on the margins of society can tend to do that, I would not change a word because in this country we get the right to say things like that and THAT is a celebration of freedom.
Hear me out.
The fact that we get to say what is on our mind about the current political environment is a freedom we should celebrate and be thankful for. Freedoms that we sought for at the birth of this country. It is because of this that I am able to speak freely about my thoughts as well as all others who live as citizens in this country.
I could talk about how I want election night to end up, though that may not result in an ease of spirits on the beginning of quite possibly the most polarizing Election Day, but I do not want to. Not because I am not passionate about the candidate or policies that have been debated and that Election Day is the day that these things are voted on. But I believe that Election Day is a day where we get to celebrate that we get to actually have an Election Day. Our voices via our vote, gets to be heard by this country and that is something worth celebrating, regardless of the results come tonight.
Many would say that they are worried or scared about possible outcomes come tonight. Fears that are probably rooted in something quite real of which I may have no experience with. But I do know that at the end of the day, I am no believer in the longevity of a kingdom of man. I am, however, a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Refusing to be swept up in the uncontrollable tide of fear, anxiety, and disheveled emotions through a time of uncertainty. I have to believe that Jesus longs to release us from the bondage of human suffering, even if that means the suffering of fear and anxiety.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”Matthew 6:34, ESV
Jesus will still be King at the end of the night tonight. We will still serve a God who calls us beloved.
In my last post I recommended a documentary to watch, the Social Dilemma, saying that I would talk about it in the following week. That worked out well.. But for those of you who did, thank you for taking the time to do so.
It is because of this documentary that I think I will be staying of social media for a bit for the next week or so, I would recommend the same to you. I am doing it more for not subjecting myself to human unrest and anxiety for tomorrow has enough anxiety for itself. A battlefield of the mind that has no need for yet another bystander to engage with.
Pray for our country tomorrow. Even if the worst comes to pass, not necessarily with leadership but possibly with time, God is still King over all and our time here is but a blip in time compared to the glory of the One who saves. Let us press on towards the Kingdom of God, loving all those we meet and commune with.