THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
The election is over, and all I’d like to say is thank God. Never in my life have I seen such a brutal, hateful, shameless campaign. I’m so sick of hearing the commercials and news reports slandering our President or Governor Romney.
I’ll admit I’m not a Democrat, and I didn’t vote for Obama. I didn’t vote for Romney either. However, I do believe that our President (whoever it may be) deserves the country’s respect. It is not an easy job, and they do it for our benefit despite how hard that is to see.
Of all the things that set apart this year’s election from the ones before it, the biggest one would have to be Facebook. I have seen entire Facebook pages devoted to political opinions. For months, my eyes have fallen prey to countless articles, picture posts, and status updates informing me of how the world would come to an end should Obama be reelected. It almost made me want to give up Facebook until after the election.
Proverbs 26:20-22 says, “Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops. A quarrelsome person starts fights as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood. Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.” (NLT)
What I find most remarkable is that none of efforts against Obama succeeded.
Not even all the Facebook posts. Why? Because hate speech never wins. No matter how hard someone tries to convince another to hate someone else, it only discredits that someone as judgmental and narrow-minded. I believe that we all knew for whom to vote long before the campaign started. What a waste.
It doesn’t matter to me who became President two days ago, because I answer to only One Ruler. Jesus Christ. As long as I remain faithful to His Word, He will remain faithful to me. He has always cared for me, and He always will. My advise: take heart. The next four years may be hard. It may not. What matters is that we take responsibility for our own lives. No President of mine is going to determine my success.