election day = all good

Today is election day in the United States.  I am grateful for the opportunity to vote.  I value and appreciate democracy.  I am grateful that all the political ads, accusations and general election campaigning foolywank has finally ceased.  I am not ready for the whining that will be coming later on tonight from the peeps who are on  the losing side.  Rule #1 at our house is no whining, you see.    

Four years ago, I remember hearing remarks from Republicans about Democrats viewing Obama as a savior, which makes me wonder now if Republicans are doing the same thing with Romney*.  

Hearing the savior comparisons about Obama and seeing the same sort of thing happen with Romney has only solidified my view that Jesus, the love specialist who saves, heals, and changes hearts and lives, is the Savior.  He always has been.  He always will be.  Man is not the answer to man's problems 'cause we would've figured it out by now, don't cha think?  

I vote and pray for our leaders in this country (whether I like/agree with them or not) and I pray for people and leaders across the globe.  (I got that idea straight from the  bible.) Gossiping about our leaders, wishing they were dead, slandering and even hating them... 
can't really find that anywhere in the B-I-B-L-E.  

I remember being convicted to the core when I read if you hate your brother, you hate God.  <---This is my constant reminder that there is no room for hate in my heart.  None.  Not for the President, the Priest or the Person who hurt me the most.  I hope and pray that this election, the people of faith will vote, yes. But more importantly that the love and the loving nature of Christ will be seen in our hearts, lives and actions yesterday, today and in the days and weeks to come.  

When people get so amped up about politics and all the tomfoolery that can go along with it, I find myself hoping and wishing that the Mayans were right and we can all chuck the deuce** to this world sometime in December 2012.  I mean wouldn't that be funny and amazing if we all just peaced out this December?  Merry Christmas!!!! (Happy Hanukkah!!!! Happy Kwanzaa!!!! Happy Holidays!!! Bah Humbug!!!! or whatever you say... and then) *poof* spontaneous evaporation

I hope you're laughing because I'm not serious... at least I don't think I am... hahaha

My entire point about voting is this: That we will vote our morals and consciousness while trusting and respecting the fact that other people will (and have the opportunity to) do the same.  I hope and pray that our love would be long, our respect would be wide and all judgment would dissipate.  After all, God is the judge, which is why I have faith-- a strong inner knowing or certainty-- that regardless of who is "running" the free world, I know and belong to He who truly runs the world.  And we are all part of His greater and sovereign plan.  So I vote, but I know that regardless of who wins this or any other election, I'm good.  All good, actually.  

*If that statement ticks you off, you might be guilty.
**throw up a peace sign, say "peace out" or "goodbye"

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