I don’t even know what to say, but just between us: I wasn’t with her and I wasn’t for him.
Honestly, I dreaded either outcome and I’m grieved for America because we are living in a divided, wounded country, a nation that desperately needs God.
“Mom, who are we for?” my 9 year old asked. We are for God and we are for people.
We are for hope.
It’s a confusing time, especially for our kids, who are listening to all the talk. Let’s speak these truths into our kid’s lives:
1. God is in control– Our world can be uncertain (even scary) place. But no matter what happens, God is in charge. God is not surprised by what happens and somehow, some way God works things out for good. He loves us and He is in control.
2. Hate is always wrong-Sometimes we disagree with people and we might not understand their choices, but hating people we don’t agree with makes us a part of the evil.
3. Love is always right-Love really does win- The Greatest Love of all defeated death, hell, the grave and every one of our sins on a Cross more than 2,000 years ago. No matter what we believe, God is love and perfect love casts out fear. This isn’t about winners and losers, it’s about how we will love both well.
4. Prayer is a weapon-Sometimes we feel helpless and hopeless in such a divided world. There is something important we can do-we can pray for the world, our country and our new President. It feels small, but it’s not.
5. There is always hope-no matter what happens in our country-expected or not, there is always hope. We call it The Blessed Hope. This world is not the end. Life is temporary. Eternity is forever. And one day, Jesus will right all the wrong in the world and we will live with Him forever.