Today, some voters are joyful while others count the days until they can try again.
Election day stands outside the Ordinary days of life. Yet on November 7 (this year), Ordinary days resumed. The joyous and the saddened alike arose from sleep, grabbed a warm mug, combed their hair, and met the new day. Just like every other day, diapers were changed, classes were attended, and dentures were set in place. The young, the old, and the "in between" returned to life as usual.
Speaking through the prophet Malachi, God challenged and assured the Israelites ("descendants of Jacob"). He said . . .
“I am God—yes, I Am. I haven’t changed. And because I haven’t changed, you, the descendants of Jacob, haven’t been destroyed."
Malachi 3:6 (The Message)
Borrowing those words to personalize them, we can feel their challenge and comfort.
“I am God—yes, I Am. I haven’t changed. And because I haven’t changed, you,(your name here) . . .Election days as well as public office holders (Hopefully, each lives up to the title "Public Servant.") come and go; and through it all, God remains the same.
can carry on."
can rest assured."
can trust me."
can know that I am in control."
can know that I know you."