This Land

imageBY:  Betty Predmore
My mind is experiencing relief this morning that our election process is over. I don’t know who you voted for, or what your reasoning was behind your vote. That is the beauty of our country….we all have the opportunity to make our own choice, and we should each be respected for doing so. Some are thrilled this morning. Some are deeply saddened. There are some that are as indifferent today as they have been throughout this whole process. Regardless, it is done, and for that I am relieved.

The way I see it, my God is greater than any candidate. He is greater than any governmental policy or mandate. He is greater than any regulation or political party. HE is the Creator of this universe. HE is the master of this world. That is my source of relief. I am a mother. I am concerned about the future of my children. Obviously, I want the very best for them. I want them to have a future where they can experience freedoms. I want a future for them where their life matters. I hope for a future for them where they have opportunities to better themselves, achieve their dreams, and find success. Most importantly, I hope for them a future where they can have the freedom to love and serve the Savior of this world. My hopes for them are great. But my hopes for them are no greater than the hopes and plans that God has for them..”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). God is working. He is in the midst of our concerns and indecisiveness. He is in the middle of our debates and critical thoughts. He is in the middle of our efforts to make our country a better place. I am so grateful that my Father in Heaven will not fail me, and will not fail my children, no matter what happens in this world.

I am reminded of a song I used to love to sing as a child:
”This land is your land, this land is my land, this land was made for you and me.”

God made this land for you and for me, and for our children and the generations to come. Thank you Jesus that election results are not nearly as important as this simple fact….YOU ARE MY KING!

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