The Last Election Post

I wish that I could create a montage of my election year posts, like the highlight reel they showed at the series finales of Friends and Seinfeld, of all the election year posts I’ve written this year. Remember that time that I predicted that Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination and, eventually, the presidency? Here’s a link to that post. Pretty much nailed it.

And then there was the Super Tuesday post.

Maybe it was just those two, so that wouldn’t make much of a montage.

I really don’t have a lot to say about the outcome, which makes for a less than interesting blog post. I am not, and I honestly can’t think of any one that I know who is, what I would describe as happy with the outcome of the election. I haven’t talked to anyone that is just over the moon about this. If there is as much celebrating as there is rioting, it’s not getting nearly as much media coverage.

To be clear, I wasn’t going to be “happy” either way. I have, for months really, just kept reminding myself of two things; no one is in a position of authority that hasn’t been placed there by God (Romans 13:1) and I wasn’t given a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7).

So we move on, respectful and unafraid. Perhaps not hand-in-hand or shoulder-to-shoulder, but we move on. Regardless of who is in the White House, we can be kind to one another. We can exhibit love and we can show mercy. We can teach our children to win with humility and to lose with grace – and that their worth is not determined by either outcome.

So go. Be kind. I believe in you. I believe in us.

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