In this part of the country, today is the primary election. I have never in all of my years of voting been as anxious, confused and nervous as I am as I head to the polls today. There have always been candidates I liked and disliked. Every time in the past there has been a candidate that I, at least, felt like I could sort of support.
This time, for me, I can’t find one. That’s on either side of the party lines. Maybe that’s just me, but it seems like that is where a lot of my peers and friends are as well. It’s pretty amazing that our great country has such a hard time lifting up citizens with character and integrity that have ideas and can express them.
Well, there are two things that bring me some peace as I head off to cast my ballot today. One is found in the letter to the Romans
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Romans 13:1 (ESV)
and the other are from the words of the Christ himself.
Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore, he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.” John 19:11 (ESV)
At least, I can have the confidence of who is really in control and who’s hand is on this, regardless of the outcome.