In the Wake
The night of the election, I was in shock. As my husband kindly pointed out, I would have been upset no matter who was elected.
I am grateful that ultimately, my heart belongs to Someone even more powerful than than POTUS.
and [Jehoshaphat] said, “O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you. – 2 Chronicles 20:6, ESV
But today is still a sad day.
It’s a sad day because of our response.
The hate that spewed from Trump’s rhetoric was spewed back from those who opposed him. It is heartbreaking. My husband simply posted that everyone needed to calm down because life would go on and everything would be okay. He was unfriended by his uncle for being hateful. The most upsetting part was that he explained that he wasn’t even a Trump supporter.
I am so heartbroken that we cannot unite. That we cannot assume the best in one another. Can we come together recognizing that both sides are broken but that ultimately, we are striving towards the same thing? Even if we have a flawed path, we want peace and stability and flourishing for all people. Can we come together and unite in our common goals even if our paths differ?