Matthew 12:21 In his name the nations will put their hope.” (NIV)

Every four years in the United States people get extremely worked up over the Presidential election. It is important who we choose to lead our country. It sets our direction for the next four years and beyond. But every four years after the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November a large segment of the population is excited and hopeful because they feel the country is finally going in the right direction, and an almost equal segment of the population is convinced our country has made a wrong turn and is doomed.

For people who make politics their god it makes since for them to feel this way. It however does not make since for Christians. Scripture makes it clear that government is not the hope of the world, politicians are not the hope of the world. Should Christians go out and support candidates that are believers and promote biblical values? Of course. But as we do so it is important to remember that Jesus is the hope of the word and no matter who we elect to office God is in control.

Today pray for our country and the decisions that every person is making when they enter the voting booth. Pray for our President, our Representative at the national, state and local levels. And pray for our country as we move forward, for prosperity for all people and for God’s will to be done.

Go vote today if you have not done so. Many men and women have given their lives to secure that right for us and we honor their sacrifice when we exercise that right. But remember Barack Obama is not the hope of the world, Mitt Romney is not the hope of the world, only Jesus holds that office and it is one he elected to take for us.