I have to say that I have mixed feelings about elections. On one hand I feel grateful for the opportunity to participate in the forming of our government, yet on the other hand I feel anxious about the outcomes and by how quickly we can go negative. It didn't take long at all for social media to blow up with judgments, conclusions and arguments over what the results would mean for us. There is no question in my mind that every election past, present or future is a season that God wants to get our attention: to call us to repentance, to call us to prayer, to call us to faith, hope and love. We must remember that our nation is only one of many that make up what is going on in our world; that there are believers in Christ all around the world and that when God looks at America, He sees us through the filter of seeing all nations at the same time. When He sees me He sees all of you at the same time. Sometimes we need to step back a bit and take a breath and quietly trust in God. There is an old song I remember my parents always used to listen to, it was called "Because He Lives". The chorus of the song goes like this, "Because He lives I can face tomorrow, Because He lives all fear is gone, Because I know He holds the future, And life is worth the living, just because He lives". I'm glad He sees it all and He holds the future.