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I am sitting and watching the election results.  It is interesting to listen to all the spin and commentary from each side of the “isle.”  Two things have struck me so far as I sit here and listen.  One thing was from Rudy Giuliani.  He was talking about what Republicans and Democrats will do tomorrow if their candidate loses.  This is not a direct quote, but essentially he said, “Tomorrow we wake up Americans, not Republicans or Democrats.  We wake up Americans and have a job to do to continue to make our country the best in the world.”  I like that attitude.  Politics can be dirty, and I am convinced that no one man is going to be the reason for the rise or fall of our country, no matter what they may have said.  In the end though, we are Americans and have an obligation to get along, fix the things that are wrong, and move forward to do the best we can.  Which leads me to my second thought so far tonight, God is in control.

Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” That is a comfort to me no matter what party is in control.  We are all but vessels that God moves and directs to fulfill His purpose.  God’s purpose and plan will accomplished, there is no doubt about that.  So what will I do in the morning?  I will be praying not only for President Bush but also either President-elect McCain or Obama.  Whoever gets elected tonight will need our prayers and the wisdom and hand of God on their life as they step in to lead the greatest country in the world in one of the most difficult times we have seen.  I believe God is up to the task, and still in control. How about you?

edited at 10:15CST to reflect election results…

I just finished voting.  I went early, and it was pretty crowded even at 5:45!  Have you voted yet?  Are you going to?  You should!  Get to it!