“In our country, every one gets an opportunity to choose the person they want to be in charge of the government,” our daughter, Heather, explained to five-year old granddaughter, Emily, who asked what it meant to ‘vote.’
In her confident, child-like manner, she looked right back at her Mom and exclaimed, “Mom, God is in charge of the government.”
Emily’s trust really echoes Daniel’s words in Chapter 2:20-21 where he gives several of God’s sovereign characteristics. “Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”
What a reminder!
Today, hundreds of people all over the country walk into a private booth or mail in their choice of ‘the right man or woman’ for the designated job. Many, however, choose not to.
Two things astound me:
The first is, that He enlists me to mark a ballot in the unfolding of His plan.
The second is, that I get to choose whether or not I cooperate in the design.
I’m so thankful that such freedoms are ours.
Today, I choose to follow. Today I choose life.