After the Election: What Now?

by Chad Hunsberger on November 08, 2020

Mr. Joe Biden has declared victory in the election to be our president for the next four years. 

So, what now? 

Some of you are reading this and are more excited today than you were yesterday. You were hopeful. You did your part in the election. Now your hopes are reality. Because the vote went the way you wanted, you are excited about the future of the country. You believe this is the best outcome. 

Some of you reading this are discouraged today. Yesterday you were hopeful. You also did your part in the election, but now your hopes have been crushed.  Because the vote did not go the way you wanted, you are nervous about the future of the country. You believe this is the worst outcome. 

I would like to make a recommendation to all of us, whether we fit in the first category or the second. We’ll call this a third category for followers of Christ. We don’t have to let an election determine our outlook. 

As followers of Christ, may we find our hope, our excitement, and our joy in the One who reigns over all. May we be like the psalmist who wrote, 

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
-Psalm 20:7

If the psalmist was reminding himself and his readers not to trust in chariots and horses, then maybe we should also remember not to place our trust in elephants and donkeys.

Yes, I realize there are legitimate platforms, policies, and personalities which cause concern. There are issues at stake which can and likely will need to be addressed in the days ahead.  Regardless of the political party in charge, there will continue to be significant discussions regarding sanctity of life, race relations, supreme court justices, taxes, medical care, international trade agreements, pardons, wars, refugees, international relations, and so much more.  

Following is a list of some biblical concepts I am re-committing to focus on in the coming days.

I invite you to join me.

  1. Rest in God’s sovereignty (Romans 13:1).
  2. Proclaim Christ as King (1 Timothy 6:15).
  3. Pray for our president, even if you didn’t vote for him (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
  4. Love our brothers and sisters in Christ, even if we disagree (John 17:20-21).
  5. Trust that the church will prevail (Matthew 6:18).

Join with me in these efforts as Together, we glorify God by making disciples of all nations. I am so proud to be a part of a loving, diverse family of faith called Colonial Heights!

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