Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.’” vs. 34

Psalm 23:1-3

In case you missed it, there is a presidential campaign going on, one of the most divisive in generations, with both major candidates framing the election as a choice between good and evil. Of course that’s not true, and we should know better. Both men have been created in the image of God, both have goodness in their DNA. And both are flawed! They are broken persons, or to use another word, both are sinners. And come election day people will be choosing a president based on their own good and flawed reasons. In this whole process we will continually need to remember that we are not choosing a messiah, and whoever we choose will not be our country’s savior. In fact, in not too many years, our grandchildren will be hard-pressed to remember which of them emerged the winner. We know this–it’s a lesson that history teaches quite clearly. Presidents, dictators, countries even, all come and go, and life will continue unabated. This doesn’t mean that our choice this year will make no difference–there will be obvious policy shifts and we’ll like some and detest others. Our vote does make a difference in that respect. But these men will never be our Shepherd, even if their out-sized egos give that impression. We already have a Shepherd, and because the Lord fills that role, we will never be in want.

Thought for the Day: Why are people so passionate about this election?


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