Power in the Pen

The political season rages across the nation. After all, Election Day is tomorrow. You can’t turn on the television without being waylaid with a commentary or a poll. What does it all mean? In the end, does it even matter if you vote? I mean, if you DON’T live in Ohio? What does all this have to do with your Christian walk anyway?
For some, this year will be the first time they ever cast a ballot. For others, it may be the last. For many, 2012 is just another year of bickering politicians who fill their airwaves with rhetoric.
Tomorrow, the citizens of this great nation wield a great power. They walk into the voting booths across this nation. They don’t carry swords or guns but instead they’re armed with a pen.
The voter decides the next President and Vice-President. He keeps or replaces Congressional leaders with a mark. She selects her law enforcement, her judges, and impacts her children’s future. It all starts with the stroke of a pen.
As a Christian, I believe God calls his children to represent Him in every way. This country offers one powerful way to show the world who lies within us. That’s right! VOTE! Spread the Word!
This country is unique. The founding fathers fled religious persecution to establish a land exempt from religious tyranny. However, the roots of this great nation can still be found on our currency, in our Pledge of Allegiance, Oaths of Duty, and the refrains of our National Anthem.
Just as God’s name rings in America, so it should in the ear of every Christian on Election Day. As you walk into your booth, grip that pen as tight as you would a sword because the power it wields is amazing!
In Christ,
Isaiah 45:13 “I have raised him up in righteousness, And I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city And let My exiles go free, Not for price nor reward," Says the LORD of hosts.”


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