As my son and I drove to the polling place together this morning he told me something I will not soon forget. He said, "I feel like I am about to be a part of history".
 
By this time tomorrow America as we know it will be much, much different. For some feelings will be hurt and dreams will be dashed, while yet others will have their hopes diminished at seeing their beloved candidate not get elected nor their vision of a new nation come to fruition.
 
Nonetheless, this will be a time when the church -not the four walled structure but the living, breathing, active body of Christ- will need to rise to the occasion and be the salt and light that our King says we are.
 
And because some of our own countrymen (and women) will be in such despair over the loss of their candidate and for varying reasons, there is the high probability that some may take extremes measures against their own life or upon others.
 
This election has been very very important to you, and to me, and as well to our neighbor. Therefore, now is as good a time as any to not only begin redirecting the hope of our fellow Americans to somewhere and to Someone that is true and eternal, but to let it also be a time where we make way for the eventual return of our Lord and King.
 
For with His return comes a new Heaven and a new earth and the former things shall pass away. It will be a time of hope and relief to those who endure 'til the end when God will wipe away every tear and neither will there be any more suffering or pain (not to mention any more elections!)
 
So, stay strong America. But above all, after the last vote has been tallied tonight and even after then when the new President has been sworn into office, may we continue our pledge of allegiance 'to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all'.
 
Semper Fi & God Bless, 
Den
 
"LORD, I pray that you will give us hope not in any one candidate or in any political party's platform but the hope that is your Son Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen."

Published by Dennis Miranda