Thursday, October 30, 2008

Election Time

Show me your ways, O LORD,
Teach me your paths;
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25:4-5

My two older boys are running for Student Council offices this year. The older is running for President, and the younger for Vice President. Their speeches before the student body, as well as the actual election, are today. They are both excited and nervous.

The last few days, especially, have been full of tossing slogans and campaign promises around. Remember, in a house full of boys, most of the slogans are unmentionable here. You'll have to trust me that they are hysterical, though, even if totally unusable! And my husband has been just as bad! Really.

Anyway, I sent the boys off to school with this:

I'm so proud of you. Whether you win an election or not is not important to me. What is, is that you took a risk for a great a great goal. For each student who is running for an office, there are many other kids who wanted to, but didn't have the courage that you have shown. HAVE FUN TODAY! And remember why you are special--not because of any election results--but because of God and what He is doing in you and through you.

During our country's election, the same hope and truth sustain us daily. That will not change, regardless of the leadership we elect. God still works in and through us, He is in control, and He can still move the hearts of kings (any kings).

So I will (try) not worry over the outcome. But I WILL vote! And PRAY. Really PRAY.

For now, my little guy and I are off to decorate the church for our Trunk and Treat this Saturday.

1 comment:

Tammie said...

excellent thoughts.