This is from Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”, but I am applying it to the “Tale of Two Countries”. Not since the Civil War of the Vietnam War has a country been so divided. During the Civil War it was over the issue of slavery and during Vietnam the “rightness” of the war. Today the country is divided because we are faced with two people vying for the job of President that no one seems to like or trust. On the face of it that seems rather ridiculous at best…“My candidate is bad but is less bad than yours.” That’s the issue…which of the two evils is less evil?

As we draw ever closer to the elections that many think could change the course of our country, let us not lose sight of the real and ever present reality that we worship a living God that sits on the throne and nothing happens that He doesn’t either cause or allow. We will get the leaders we deserve and until we, as Christians, are willing to come together and unite under His authority that road ahead could be very bumpy.

Ask yourself, which of the candidates best represents your values and then vote. Many have died to keep this country free, let’s not lose it over the need to be right.

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.