It is difficult to turn on the television or radio without hearing about the coming election. Who said what. Who is leading in the poles. Who is dropping out. What one said about another. Most of all, what the experts predict will happen. We receive phone calls asking us to support one candidate or another.
I don't engage in political discussion. I will not tell you for whom I will vote or even who I am considering. However I would like to talk about our political future. It is very bleak. Why? Not because of the candidates. Not because of their political views. It is bleak because so few vote. In the 2008 election less than 54% of the American population voted. That means that 46% of the population doesn't want to take responsibility for our government.
Years ago there was a saying, "If you don't vote, don't complain." Now who doesn't complain about our government??? We all complain about something, but we don't all vote. Romans 13:1 says, Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. As Christians, we have the obligation and responsibility to be subjects of the government. We need to be willing to accept that responsibility. We can do that when we vote.
Please make a commitment to vote in the upcoming elections.