The polls have been closed for hours. There has probably been a rise in the intake of antacids and tranquilizers as people get over the "stunning upset" in the election for President of the United States of America. It was a hard fought battle. Donald Trump gave it his all and won.
We are rejoicing or we are weeping and spending the day hiding under the covers. We are gloating over our win or we are in denial and cursing our loss. This election was between not two people, but two polar opposite ideologies.
The Continental Divide is a video that describes what was and is at stake. It is well worth the time to watch.
Now we must take action. What kind of action depends on how committed we are to bringing this country to a better place.
If your choice lost, do you intensify the racial divide and try to make it as uncomfortable as possible every step of the way, or do you find points of commonality where disparate sides can come together and work toward a better tomorrow?
If your candidate won, how long do you gloat and how long do you continue with the disparaging remarks and memes?
There are certain things over which we cannot compromise. I voted for Donald J. Trump because he stood for life, Christian religious freedom, less government intrusion, better border security, fairer trade and business practices which bring jobs back to the marketplace, and a return to the rule of law. It will not be an easy job. He will not be able to accomplish everything, but he will accomplish something. He has already given us hope. And we desperately needed a good dose of hope.
But what, if anything, do "We the People" do now? One thing we should not do is sit back and wait to see what the next election brings about. We should not wait to see what President Trump will do over the next four years. We should stay involved; hold his feet to the fire, get involved locally and pray! Our apathy, our lack of interest in what happens in Washington DC with that "what-can-I-do" attitude is what got us in the shape we are in now. That crappy attitude almost set us on a very bad course. You cannot afford the luxury of thinking that we won so we can relax. We have only just begun.
We have to work harder than we ever did the last 18 months. We have to learn to show compassion without compromise. We have taken the first step of an arduous journey. The journey will only end if you sit back and refuse to take another step or you finish the journey with all the blisters and scars that come with it. We are up to it with GOD'S help. It will not and should not be easy! Nothing worth fighting for should come easy.
Shalom! Pray for the PEACE of an undivided Jerusalem!