Or a Republican?
That was the question our son asked on Election Day, this year.
It’s no wonder he would ask. With all the rhetoric and the dispersions being cast back and forth, it makes one wonder where God really is in this big, beautiful mess we call democracy.
We’ve removed God from our schools, but he’s everywhere in the political process. Politicians love to throw in little bits of Scripture or “God bless America”‘s when they feel it’s to their political advantage.
So, where does that leave God? Democrat or Republican?
As we have been studying the names of God in our weekly Bible study, the name Melek Ha-Goyim “The King of the Nations” was introduced. He is God over all nations. All powers, authorities, and rulers bow to him. He answers to nobody.
“…and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need. From one manhe created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us.” Acts 17:25-27
However you feel about the outcome of the elections – whether you are elated or disgusted, let us be reminded that we can’t place our total faith in any political party. They can and will disappoint us. While it’s imperative to keep doing our part keeping the wheels of democracy moving, we cannot forget the “purpose of the nations” in our individual lives.
Seek after God. Feel your way toward him. Find him. He is not far from any one of us.
Republican or Democrat.