The Election of 2016 wasn’t much to sneeze at. What began with almost 20 candidates and a literal circus of performers slowly boiled down to the choice between a woman facing multiple felony indictments and who is quite possibly the most wicked person America has ever nominated in Washington, and a man who very few actually want but most settled comfortably into supporting after deciding he was a bit less disgusting. How far we have come since men risked their lives and fortunes and honor for this vote!
But the mess we’re in isn’t just because of Obama or any other elected official. The elected officials we have are a symptom of the disease that is killing our republic. The candidates we ended up with in this election are another symptom, and this election is just a band aid on a gaping would.
So now that it’s over, do you feel elated, or hopeless, or somewhere in between?
Despite the outcome of the election, America will not be better or different this week, this month, or in the next four years. We will only see real change when parents spend more time with their children than their hobbies or TV, when Dads lead their families in worship and prayer, when mothers are the primary influence in their children’s lives, when Christians love the word of God instead of reinterpreting it, when hard work is valued over entertainment, when good books are opened more than a browser, and when we value our status as citizens of Heaven over our American birthright.
Because then the next generation will grow up with integrity and knowledge and wisdom. Our next generation of elected officials will not lie, cheat, or steal because they sat at their mother’s knee and learned the principles in scripture on a daily basis; they will value character over power and money; they will not argue over whether an organization that sells baby body parts to the highest bidder is providing women’s healthcare because their judgement will not be clouded by peer pressure and threats. They will already know that every life is precious, because they learned it as a child.
No one person, no one Election is going to singlehandedly make America great again. We have a guide: the principles that made America great in the first place, and I just listed them. Homes and families. The Bible. Their influence on governments and men. The contentment that comes from hard work. The knowledge that this world is not our home.
You have voted. You may breathing a sigh of relief. But don’t go home and get back to life as usual. Don’t cheer for one victory or cry over the other. And then BE His hands and feet. Do your part to change the world.
It’s not over
For 43 years, the murder of the unborn has been unstoppable in this nation. For 43 years, no Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. For 43 years, Republican congressmen and women have paid lip service to their constituents, claiming to be pro-life while going along with the status-quo. For 43 years, Republican presidents have done little to nothing to stop the murder. I’m 44; that’s almost my entire life.
And suddenly in the final months of the 2016 election, we were told a Democrat dressed in Republican clothes is suddenly the hope and savior of the unborn. The narrative of republican voters sounded as if Hillary herself invented and legalized abortion, and that Trump can stop it singlehandedly.
Hey, guys. FORTY-THREE years of abortion didn’t start with Hillary Clinton and won’t stop with her donor. The church should not have let this happen in 1973, and the church should have fought this like the lives of little babies depended on it all these years.
The candidates we ended up with are a symptom of a much deeper problem in this nation, a problem that won’t be solved by picking the least disgusting candidate. Abortion will not magically disappear because Trump got elected (as so many tried to tell us).
If you want to change the future of abortion in this country, take your eyes off the White House and focus on the hearts of women and girls who think there is no option for them. Speak out. Spread the word that life is precious, that an unplanned pregnancy is not the end of the world, and that God loves them AND their baby. Volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center. Work in local races to change your city, county, and state. Talk to your children, and teach them about the sanctity and purity of marriage.
We have a Republican majority in Congress and a Republican president. That should count for something in the pro-life party. Don’t let this opportunity go to waste. Don’t sit back and hope they do a good job. Republicans have shown that they will compromise. Hold their feet to the fire. Watch what the left hand is doing.
May God bless us once more.
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