I'm not one to share my political views… and now that it’s after the election, I’m not about to start… However, given the faces of devastation, I just had to comment.
A new dear friend of mine just lost her brother. He was bedridden, on life supports and in pain. Although, she was very sad about his passing, she was relieved, since he was now with Jesus, and was really Home and better than whole. He is perfect. She explained that she didn’t see the need to go to his family right away, since a memorial was being planned for later, and that the next thing to do, was to come to work.
The next thing...
I did the next thing after the passing my my mother and stepfather, respectively; since there was nothing more to do but go to work. I did this after my life came to an abrupt halt after 35 years, (see July posting). When what appears to be tragedy, the next rational thing should be done.
The day following the elections saw people totally devastated. Sobbing. Cursing. Inciting revolts. Numb... As I walked about I heard adults preaching their impressions and feelings of the elections. I understand that there were many people shocked by the results of the choice voiced, (more like shouted), by the overwhelmingly majority of the country - "CHANGE!" However, the day after such an election should be about the fact that the process of the change of government is indeed democratic - without our system we all have no voice. We have a peaceful transition of power unlike what takes place in many third world countries. We have the freedom to pray for those elected and to voice our opinions on fairness and equity - still understanding that the process for such, are still democratic.
Having such a process means that some are not going to be happy with the decision of the majority - PERIOD. If the election had gone the other way would people be willing to console the losing side, or would they gloat as happened during the past presidential elections. Would professors be willing to cancel exams? Would social workers be available to assist students who didn't vote - get through the day? Would a days worth of instruction and more, be thrown to the wind? Would the protest be accepted? Would celebs be moving away?
This has been a difficult and trying election. It was one that divided families, coworkers, and friends. Personally, I have never prayed for those on the ballots like I did this election, but, be assured I am ready and willing to continue to do so, because it is the next thing to do. Either I believe that God is in control, “... for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Romans 13:1... Or, I do not believe that God is in control, and this thing I do everyday should be relegated to Sunday mornings from 8-9am because this is what nice, good people do.
GOD IS IN CONTROL!
This is the same democratic process that would have elected the other side into office if the other side had the majority vote…. And frankly, I am saddened that so many people seem to be without hope. Do they lack hope because they put their trust and hope in mankind? Which this serves as a wake-up call...
Trust in God - not mankind!
Plus, I wonder what does the spewing of hatred do for those people who did vote in the majority? http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/white-man-viciously-beaten-robbed-street-mob-cries-dont-vote-trump#.WCX7akQ1CNo.twitter ...Unfortunately, nearly killed - which is why I don't talk politics.
The United ? States of America
Lord have mercy