Reflections On The Election
On election night, I stayed up until they called Ohio for President Obama. I went to bed sad. I am sad because I know the country that I grew up in will no longer be an option for my children.
I am once again reminded of Daniel. I am sure that Daniel was sad for the destruction of Jerusalem. We know that Jeremiah was sad for the destruction of Jerusalem. We also know that they trusted God’s sovereignty and that they prayed that God would be glorified.
So, while I am sad I am also happy – not happy with the outcome but happy that God is in control. While I do not understand God’s ways I do trust Him and I know that I do not need to know His ways. Last weeks Presidential election was a good reminder that we are not citizens of this world. We must find our place in the Eternal Kingdom. We must remember that our citizenship is in Heaven not on earth.
Let us all use these next 4 years to live as followers of Christ in the way that we talk about, pray for, and honor our president. Let us look at this as an opportunity to allow our light of love to shine through our disappointment and frustration. Know that the world is getting dark – abortion is becoming a health care issue; gay marriage is becoming a sign of “love”; etc. The world will get darker and we must use this time as a time to shine our light.
Jesus said to “let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Let us do this starting today.
Learn More About Stephen Neumeyer
Steve is a graduate of the University of Akron School of Law. Upon passing the Ohio State Bar exam, Steve went to work in the Summit County Prosecutors office and most recently served Judicial Attorney and Project Manager for Summit County Probate Court Judge Todd McKenney. He is passionate about many things including the Civil War, Gettysburg, the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. However, there is nothing he is more passionate about than the Lord. Steve is a member of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio where he leads a vibrant Nearly and Newly Married Community Group and serves the church and others in countless ways. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with his wife Melissa, three daughters and one son.