I wrote an exclusive for Times247.com this week, just in time for Tuesday’s election. (This was the interview with Aaron Klein I mentioned a few days ago.) It’s up on our site now in case you care to read it!
With the election so close and emotions so high, it was wonderful to hear from Colossians 3 at church today: “If then you have been raised with Christ, set your minds on things above.” It’s been the perfect book to study at this time, because while I do think there is a lot of potential for freedom to be lost or protected based on who our next president is, I am commanded as a believer to make my focus on earthly things secondary to my focus on the Lord and my responsibility to bear witness to what He has done (what Matt Chandler calls a dream job!)
That means no matter who wins, I lose nothing eternal and have a huge opportunity to demonstrate that I will not be shaken no matter what happens. And a huge opportunity to act “with perfect courtesy” even if my chosen candidate loses, another thing we are told to do in Colossians that I need to be better at. I pray I will be a faithful testament to the goodness and sovereignty of the Lord in my newsroom on Tuesday.
After church I went to lunch with some new friends from our new church (only two months since our launch date!). They just moved here from Michigan/California, two placed I have also lived within the past few years, and it was fun to find out we already have things in common. I’m loving the experience of going to a brand new church, and thankful for the ways God is already strengthening and encouraging me in ways I didn’t expect. I’m rarely the one to initiate friendships, but we’ve already made friends at Harvest Fairfax and are so excited for the community the Lord is growing.
Sunday is a work day for me, but I get to read and post news from the cozy convenience of my sunny living room today! Have a wonderful afternoon.
P.S. Even though I don’t think this race will be settled till into the early morning hours Wednesday as we stare bleary-eyed at the final vote tallies, this article caught my attention simply because, until a few weeks ago, I didn’t think I’d ever see someone say this.