Why Every Christian Should Read Jesus for President (or at least read this post today) – V


Have you heard it said, “This presidential election is going to be the most important election ever”? I have. 


Now, maybe I’m just being cynical, but it seems to me that every election tends to have the “most important election ever” bumper sticker attached to it. Wasn’t 2004 the same? And won’t 2012 be?


Plus, when did we become so elitist thinking our election is the most important? What about the election after Hoover and the Great Depression? What about the elections prior to the Civil War? What about the first election that got the country rolling? 


It seems subjective to me.


And we wonder why people are saying, “If Obama wins, I’m buying a gun!” “If McCain wins, “I’m leaving the country and going to Canada!” I mean, seriously?


A few things I do know will be true even after “the most important election ever” takes place:

  1. Jesus is still King over the cosmos – no matter what changes, this doesn’t.
  2. The world will not come to an end today or at the new president’s inauguration (because Harold Camping clearly says it will end in 2011 anyway. Sorry, the world’s a ticking time bomb. Even McCain and Obama can’t stop that. Please catch all the sarcasm here.)
  3. God will still be sovereign over the events in his creation, and only he can be fully trusted for saving the world from all its disease (as Everyday Liturgy says today).
  4. God still loves the world so much that he sent Jesus for it (cf. John 3v16)
  5. (you fill in #5 in the comments below)


Go, (if you vote) vote in peace. Remember – 

Psalm 100: 

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; 
       come before him with joyful songs.

 3 Know that the LORD is God. 
       It is he who made us, and we are his

       we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving 
       and his courts with praise; 
       give thanks to him and praise his name.

 5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; 
       his faithfulness continues through all generations


I’d like to end this with a prayer for the voters to pray as you enter the polls:

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges; 

guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and 

representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all 

may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through 

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (Book of Common Prayer, p. 822).


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