Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Who's in Charge: Considering election results

Out of the mouth of babes.

I just arrived home after running a few errands. As this is Election Day, my final stop was to vote. After leaving the bank, my four year old daughter asked, “Where are we going next?”

I answered, “We’re going to vote.”

“What’s vote?”

Trying to simplify the process down to her childlike level, I replied, “Voting is when the people get to pick who leads our country and who takes care of everything.”

She paused for a minute, probably pondering my answer. Then, she started singing one of her favorite songs from church. She hadn’t sung this song all morning; I haven’t heard her sing it since. But at that moment, after hearing about who leads our country and who takes care of everything, she started singing,

No one better from the east to the west,
Higher than the highest,
Better than the best,

How’s that for a campaign slogan? I think she may know more than the rest of us.

“Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: “Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning” (Daniel 2:19b-21).

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet post! It's easy to forget that God is the one who sets up rulers (and kicks them out!). He is in control. I'm glad.