Caring about who gets elected is certainly new to me. Before I met Grahm, I was a stout pan-theorist when it came to the political arena. (It'll all pan out in the end, baby.) But something changed when I started dating a man who's interested in the world and politics... I started caring way way way too much. I haven't been handling it well (understatement).
Lately, I've been reading a lot of blogs by Christian women. They all pretty much say the same thing: It's important to vote, be informed, Romans 13:1-2, stop bashing other parties, etc. (I promise I'm working on that last one.) All good things to ponder... but I think our problem, my problem, is an even bigger one.
Did you know God is bigger than politics? Seems cheesy, maybe even cliché to say. Some of you may be nodding your heads. "Duh Jena," you may be thinking. But do we really, in our hearts and minds, know this truth? I certainly don't, or at least, I need a big, fat reminder of it.
If we believe God is sovereign, if we believe our heavenly Father is in control... then does it really matter who's sitting in the White House in January 2013?
Is the world going to fall to pieces if Romney eradicates Obamacare? Probably not. Will America survive another four years with Obama? Definitely. Believing anything different is putting a God in this teensy tiny box and sitting our fat, prideful rumps on top of it... which is what I've been doing lately.
It's definitely important to care about what happens with our country, to be informed, and to exercise your American freedom to vote. It's important to have opinions. I can still be a conservative Republican; I can still be worried for our economy; I can still care about this election.
But ultimately, perspective is everything. I need to understand the importance of the presidential position in light of Almighty God, who is bigger, stronger, and more significant than any candidate or political view. He can do anything He wants, regardless of who becomes president of this blessed country.