Divine Mind’s government in elections

“Lord, you know what everyone is like! Show us the one you have chosen” (Acts 1:24, Contemporary English Version).

Christ Jesus’ disciples and followers, gathered together in prayer to choose a successor to the traitor Judas, appealed to divine guidance for help in the decision. Their simple prayer has meaning for me as I look ahead to national elections this year in the United States. Most of the time these days I’m feeling a little like those early Christians—“God, You’re going to have to help me make the right choice!”

Certainly His help is needed. How can we process all the details about the candidates’ qualifications, their goals and views on a wide range of issues, in order to come to what we feel is a right decision? Can we really believe the candidates’ promises and visions for the country? What do their past actions and decisions say about their respective abilities to fulfill elective office? Who is the best to serve, the best to lead? It can seem daunting to come to an informed conclusion, feel right about it, and then trust the outcome going forward after the election.

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October 24, 2016

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