Tomorrow is a big day in our nation as Americans will go to the polls to elect the 45th
President of the United States of America. In the midst of all the election chaos, frustration,
fear, and agony we often forget the incredible privilege it is to have a voice in a free country. I am thankful to have the opportunity to cast my vote for elected officials from the local level to the national level.

This freedom is a result of brave men and women who have fought to provide and
preserve the freedoms we have here in America. Later this week our country will
celebrate Veterans Day on Friday. My hope is after all the election hoopla is over, we can
find joy in remembering and honoring all our military heroes. The privilege of voting
tomorrow is a result of the sacrifice of our fellow Americans.

Speaking of voting tomorrow, if you have not already voted in this election I encourage
you to prayerfully seek God’s guidance and exercise your freedom to vote. Maybe much of
what is wrong here in America is a result of Christians failing to speak up and be heard.
Stand for what is right, rather than criticize what is wrong. Let your voice be heard as you
seek to honor Jesus with your life, your values, and your vote.

The most important thing to remember about elections, voting, freedom, and life is the
bigger picture. Once this election is over, God is still in control, Jesus is still Lord, the Bible
is still true, and the tomb is still empty. Let us focus our hope in Jesus Christ and let the world around us see the love of Jesus in our words and our actions. Rise up, church, and let
your light shine.