We are down to the wire! Both candidates are pulling out all the stops in their final desperation to get out the vote! My home state – Ohio – is a swing state and there is a thick political cloud of tension hanging over our state. The Airforce One has landed here quite frequently this month and Romney was in our hometown this past Friday and will be back again this week. We’ve attended rallies and posted our signs in the yard (and had them stolen once – then we got new ones and they were pulled out and thrown in the middle of the street at 3am this past Saturday night). The phone is ringing off the hook with political commercials, polls and requests for money.
What does desperation bring out in you? For some it’s the best – we perform well under pressure. For others desperation looks ugly and we buckle under pressure.
Often we see desperation at the end of a tight race or an athletic competition when the score is close or when there’s a deadline. I wonder… do we treat life’s race to eternity with the same desperation. No one on this earth knows when Christ will return – we are just asked to be prepared. If we knew wouldn’t we live life differently? How desperate would our plea be to those around us to choose Christ or to spread the Word that He is the One to choose?
Have you been involved in any political debates or discussions over this election?
I hope that you will fight with the same vigor to share the gospel and convince people to choose Christ. These are desperate times when evil is called good and good is called evil.
2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 says “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For He says “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”
Do you hear the desperation in the words “appeal, implore, urge, now, now”?
Stand for truth. Stand for truth at the polls – and stand for truth in your everyday life.
I have already absentee voted because my husband was not sure if he’d be traveling on election day and he did not want to miss voting. So we voted together at home. I voted pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-Israel. I desperately ask you to vote and then put it behind you – and go and be an ambassador for Christ. Be sure your loved ones and neighbors know – today is the day of salvation! They desperately need to choose Christ!