Pastor's Reflection 11/10/16

I am writing this on Tuesday - it is election day. As of this moment, none of us know exactly how the election will turn out. But the reality is that, no matter how it turns out (and, of course, by the time you will be reading this, we will know), God is still in control.

I think all of us have been disturbed by the sense of division we've all been feeling over these last months. Most of us have had very strong feelings about the direction we want our nation to take and the leader who we believe can take us there. And so some of us are extremely disappointed today, and some of us are extremely elated. Either way, we've pinned our hopes and prayers on a human leader when we've needed to take a step back and remember Who is ultimately our leader.

So my prayer for us as a community and as a nation is that the divisiveness and the fear we'll all felt in recent days will be a thing of the past, and we will all support and pray for our newly elected leaders - even those we did not vote for and even though we are disappointed. This is a time for us to pray and to work toward the healing of our nation. In fact, it is critical that we do this.

So please take this opportunity to thank God for all that this nation offers us, and to give thanks that we live in a democracy where the right to vote is guaranteed. And let's ask God's wisdom and blessing upon our newly elected leaders and upon all citizens of this great nation, especially our new President-elect, and let's be sure to reach out our hands in Christian fellowship to everyone.

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord.

Pastor Janice

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