You may have noticed that I've never blogged about my political views and beliefs on here. That's not because I think it is wrong to do so, or because it simply doesn't matter to me and I just don't care, or because I haven't made an informed, thoughtful decision, or because I'm not passionate about the affairs of this country we call ours.
Rather, it was a conscious decision on my part to NOT blog about such things because I choose not to bring politics into this happy place of mine. I know there are people out there who would both agree and strongly disagree with me, and that's ok-- but I don't feel that THIS is the place I want to discuss it. It's entirely my own personal feeling, and that's the beauty of having a blog-- it's yours to do with as you want or don't want.
One thing I've heard a lot about in the many many months that have led us up to this day is HOPE. I like hope. I believe in hope. Hope is necessary! But I've realized more strongly than ever that my hope does not lie within one man. No one man alone, be he Republican or Democrat, can ever really bring the change that I hope and pray we will see someday in our country.
I was nervous about today, stressed out, tired of so many different things about this election. And then I providentially listened to a certain song, whose words are the perfect "election day" comfort:
"My heart is not proud, oh Lord my GodMy eyes are humbly fixed on You
In matters too great for me to know,
Forgive this proud heart, oh my GodHumbly fix my eyes on You
In matters too great for me to know
These words are from Psalm 131. Do you know what the last verse in that Psalm says?
"Hope in the Lord,from this time forth and forever."
Amen to that.