As I write this on the Thursday after election day, we don’t yet know who will be declared President of the United States of America. It is rather unsettling, to say the least! I would hope that each of us has done what we could do by voting for the candidate who espouses our Christian values and by praying for the best outcome. Many of us recognize that, regardless of which candidate wins, the supporters of the losing candidate will not be happy. Their responses will, no doubt, run the gamut from merely disappointed to distraught and angry, with many other emotions in between. Each of us will be in one group or the other, and so will our friends and family, sometimes even on the opposite side of where we are.
We will be challenged to live out our Christian faith, whether we are aligned with the winner or with the loser, as we strive to love God and neighbor. This is within our control in a time when so much seems out of our control. And so, anticipating what election week would bring, I thought it was the perfect time to plant our BE A BLESSING sign at the entrance to the church property. Lorrie, Daniel, and I trooped outside after worship last Sunday, and did just that. (Lorrie took the photo.)
I hoped that the voters and poll workers who came to Kelsey Hall to cast their ballots in the two-precincts there, and all other future passers-by on SW 67th Ave. would notice our sign. In the future, as people run, jog, walk, bike, and drive by I pray that its words have meaning for their own lives and encourage actions that can’t help but benefit both them personally and the wider world. I hope they will also think that a church that posts such a sign might be a good place to worship.
I encourage each of you to continue to trust in God in these challenging times and commit yourself to BE A BLESSING!
In Christ’s love.
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