Today the eyes of the world will focus on this nation because we will elect the next leader of our country. This election has reached the point where everyone believes that its result will either make or break the United States. In light of all the issues the world currently faces, it is understandable that our next president would be the determining factor in how this nation proceeds in dealing with these issues. So much pressure placed on one election and to an extent, one person! It also instills a great deal of trepidation on the citizens of the free world. What if we elect the “wrong” person?
The good news is that we are first and foremost brothers and sisters in Christ, and U.S. citizens second. Our foundation and our identities are rooted in our faith, which means we have already chosen our true leader and He is Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 21:22. Yes, it is our civic responsibility to cast our vote and to do so in accordance with the teaching of the Church, but more than that, it is our responsibility to give ourselves to our Lord.
“God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11
Under the leadership of Jesus Christ, we can rest assured that we will always be provided for in every way that matters. God has been governing us since the beginning of time; He created us and He loves us. We can place our hope in Him, confident that His plan will be accomplished. Jesus humbled Himself on the cross and has conquered all the trials we are currently enduring in the world. Who we elect as our next government leaders is yet to be determined, but the true King of our hearts and souls has already been revealed after His death on that cross on Calvary.