Tuesday, November 4, 2008


"There are losses. We mourn. But not as those who have no hope. We vote and we lose, or we vote and we win. In either case, we win or lose as if we were not winning or losing. Our expectations and frustrations are modest. The best this world can offer is short and small. The worst it can offer has been predicted in the book of Revelation. And no vote will hold it back." ~ John Piper, "Let Christians Vote As Though They Were Not Voting"

As the voting comes to an end and the results are flowing in this statement by Piper comes to my mind. When we vote we do our civic duty as citizens of the city of the world, but as we vote we must also remember that we are citizens of the City of God (allusions from Augustine's The City of God). While the city of the world is important and we have a duty to it (Romans 13), it will pass away and the City of God will remain. We may feel we are losing in the short term, but in the long term we win--the City of God remains.

Piper's article is linked above. It is worth reading. I will leave you with this: "The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He will." (Proverbs 21:1)

By His Grace,

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