Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Free and fair elections

As difficult as this election season has been, we still have a lot to be thankful for. That point was brought home to me earlier this week in a Facebook chat with a friend in Kenya.

I'd asked him to pray for our country as we undertake the election next week. He replied, "I fervently pray for your nation. May God give you a leader after his heart and give all of you wisdom as you elect."

And then he said something that put everything we endure -- endless robo-calls and attack ads -- in perspective: "Pray for us also as we come to elections. Civil wars arise and many kill each other."

As brutal as our election campaigns can be, we don't worry about them erupting into violence or war. Thank the Lord with us that we have the privilege of voting (many nations do not), and that our system works relatively smoothly.

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