Rev. Rich's Rittings - January 7
I am having to adjust my devotional schedule some this year which I will discuss in a devotional next week. So let’s ponder what happened Wednesday in our Nation’s Capital. We can begin with the obvious truth that any patriotic American, whether they voted for Biden or Trump, were appalled at what occurred. I have purposely not said anything to this moment as I wanted to sit back and consider what I know and what I don’t know.
There are rumors and accusations all over the place, and depending on who you voted for, seems to give credence to whatever supports their view about Wednesday. So let’s talk about what we seem to know the morning after this terrible moment. If we want to be fair, we have to acknowledge that many Trump (and Biden) supporters are just good down to the earth American citizens who want the best for their nation.
With that understanding let’s ponder several things. Let’s start with Trump supporters - Considering all the Trump rally’s leading up to election day, and even after election day, there were no issues as far as behavior concerns. There were no indications that Trump supporters would act like the mob we saw Wednesday who attacked the Capitol. So what happened yesterday? I don’t know, and truthfully neither do you. We know a mob attacked the Capital. Were they totally far right-wing activists? Were they all radical Trump supporters? Were part of them Antifa members blending into the Trump rally and causing issues? Who knows? Only time will tell.
Was the election without issues? No, and I think if you would step back and not be a Biden or a Trump supporter for a moment, but simply look at some of the issues. There were certainly some eyebrow raising situations that did surface in some key states, and some situations that should give the average American voter pause. With that said, Joe Biden has been dutifully elected as the next President of the United States.
In my lifetime, this will be the 12th President I will have experienced. I did not vote for all of them (I could only vote for the last nine running for this office). I did not like all of them that won, but all of them have been my president. On January 20th, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Whether I like his politics or not is irrelevant. He will become my president. If I am not happy with the job he and his administration do over the next four years, I can vote for another person in 2024. Until then, he is my president. And as we wrestle with how divided our nation has become, and how angry the losing side has been in the last two elections, it might be good for us as Christians, whether we voted “blue” or “red”, to remember that there is one above ALL THE LEADERS OF THE WORLD that we follow. His name is Jesus. He is not American, He is not Russian, He is not Italian, etc. He is the Savior of the world. And it is in Him who I trust and place my faith whether a Democrat or a Republican sits in the White House. Why? Because I know who sits on the Throne! Amen & Amen.