Tonight our presidential candidates square off in debate, and it promises to be the highest rated TV show of the year! It seems there is a LOT of interest.
I don’t think I am alone in saying that I really do not like either of the candidates. Neither of them represent my concerns very well, and one of them in particular almost frightens me as a potential president, while the other I find distasteful and worrying. I am not endorsing either one!
In fact, it seems likely that most of the American voters will be voting against a candidate rather than endorsing and championing one over the other.
And so… HERE IS MY PROPHETIC PREDICTION:
I predict that after election day, half (or more) of the people of our nation are going to be very upset with the results. In fact, about half will be very worried and angry with them. And within that astounding number of fearful, angry people, many will be my friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family (even my church family). And a lot of them are going to express their dissatisfaction, anger, and fears in both respectful and inappropriate ways that cause offense to me and to their fellow countrymen.
Yes. That is my prediction.
And as a prophet who goes to the place of shame, pain, and despair in my community TO BEAR THE IMAGE OF GOD THERE, I think it is appropriate now to begin praying openly for our national leadership – EVEN IF I DON’T WANT THEM AS MY LEADERS!
I am telling you, O blog-O-sphere, about this now in hopes that some of you will join me in doing that. There is a lot of work in this place of shame, pain, and despair to be done. Only the Image of God can touch this massive wound with healing. May the God who uses even pagan kings like Darius as his servant be appealed to for guiding our nation with the leaders we are about to elect!