God's Choice 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 11:31 AM - Extra Christy
It's the day after election. Some of the people and issues I supported lost and some won. I imagine that this is the experience shared by most Americans this morning.

For the parts of the election that our choices didn't prevail, I offer a part of our worship time Sunday. Rather than asking the "God's choice" win, our prayers acknowledged that whoever wins the election will become God's choice for God turns all things to the good. Our prayers were that however the elections turned out; we would continue to work together to do God's will in God's world.

Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even election results. I pointed out that our scripture for the day was from Revelation (never Revelations) and gave Reverend Tim Shapiro's commentary on the last book of the Bible: "No matter how bad things get; God will save God's people." Now things get pretty bad in Revelation, yet God saves God's people and prevails over all the evil in the universe. So, I believe that God will get us through this election cycle too.

Whether or not you are pleased with the election results, rest assured that the most important contest has been decided in our favor. God wins and so does humanity.

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. - 2 Corinthians 6:4-10 (NIV)

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