“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him.
“It is He who changes the times and the epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;
He gives wisdom to wise men
And knowledge to men of understanding.
“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And the light dwells with Him.”(Dan. 2:20-22)
We live in complex times. Especially in relation to America’s upcoming presidential election, knowing how to think and how to respond and what to do is not simple.
Three things you can do:
- Pray for America, our current and our future leaders
- Determine to vote (don’t throw away that privilege) and to vote in a manner consistent with your conscience
- Visit Franklin Graham’s “Decision America” website:
Voting is a huge right and responsibility. So much so that on July 1, 1971, Congress passed the 26th amendment, bringing several million more voters into the booths – people ages 18-20. Prior to that date, only those 21 and older enjoyed the privilege of casting their vote.
Since then, every eligible person age 18 and up in the U.S. has a say in government; a freedom many countries lack and one which can tend to breed complacency in the U.S. Don’t let familiarity breed contempt. Inform yourself about issues and candidates (national, state and local) and carve out the time to cast that vote. It matters.
It’s election day. Not the Big One. That’s a year from now. Still, today, many of us have the opportunity to vote for state, county and city officials and all sorts of issues.
Off-year elections are just as important as any others. Many people fought long and hard to ensure us the right to vote. Don’t squander that right. Do your part today:
2. Remind someone else to vote
3. Pray for your leaders
“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.” (1 Tim. 1:3)