“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.” ~Romans 13:1
As one person well stated that if your are an American then today is your independence day because we can freely vote. So I hope you will do your good civic duty. If you are registered to vote and do not know your polling place you can easily find it online. For example, Google is using an election logo and if you click it, you will get a page to put in your address in to show you where you vote. For my state of South Carolina, go here. Please, go vote!
Here are a few helpful posts on election day:
No matter if you lean to the right or the left you need to read, ponder, and use Albert Mohler’s article to help you Pray for America on Election Day (and beyond).
Delivered By Grace has a great post for those of us that are Christ followers that explains Why I am Voting for a Mormon Rather Than a Professing Christian.
If thinking about the Presidential election makes you miss Ronald Reagan (as it does me) Bryan Ridenour has posted a few quotes here. Here is one of my all time favorites:
” Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ~Ronald Reagan
For those that are a bit more independent-minded (or with Tea Party leanings) Joel Beeke has given us a great resource with his post: Why My Conscience Won’t Let Me Not Vote for Romney.
One of the most disturbing political ads that I have been made aware of was not from a specific candidate but from the Planned Parenthood’s PAC that uses toddlers and teens to encourage voters to vote for the candidate that will help abortion stay legal. This should grieve us.
After you have voted (or to further motivate you to do so) catch a few minutes of the 60 Minutes feature with one of my favorite historians, David McCullough as he reflects on America’s past — including our founding fathers’ campaign tactics. You may be unfamiliar with McCullough’s name but I hope you recognize his voice.
Go Vote! Remember your vote counts (especially if you are in Florida or Ohio)!
Finally, on this election day, remember that Jesus is on the throne!