President? Who Cares, Really.
Just typing that little title to this post was tough. The reason: I feel like I care a little too much about the election Tuesday, who becomes our next president, the future of our country etc. I've been so caught up in this election and the various levels of implications that I have allowed myself to forget a few things such as...
- I'm a child of God and a Christ-follower first. I'm a husband, father and friend second. The fact that I'm also a proud American is, at the very best, third on the list.
- God's kingdom is really the kingdom of my citizenship.
- Ultimately my trust, security, future and everything else I hold dear is not protected by the United states or the person charged to lead us.
- Obama isn't going to bring about "Change we can believe in" any more than McCain is going to be a "maverick". That's all just a bunch of campaign hype. They're both politicians who will forget about promises made and positions staked out shortly after entering office. Partisanship, bickering, finger-pointing and gridlock will prevail under our new leader just as it always has.
I think this was more for my own "therapy" than anything else, but it feels good to remind myself of a few things.