Hope for the Day After

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Tomorrow, we will likely know who the next President of the United States will be. It’s not an unimportant election, and one candidate will be better than the other (opinions differ on who that will be). But this I know. As our pastor, Darren, put it, the Kingdom will still be moving. God will still be at work, and this, no matter who is elected.

Fear is part of the propaganda of any election. So is hope. Fear what the other person will do. Hope for what this one will do. And for some, the country, and perhaps world, will get worse no matter who is elected. I’m not optimistic that one candidate will be substantially better than the other, but I am optimistic that good things will still happen, and that there will be some things that get better, and that God’s Kingdom, like a mustard seed, will still grow. Sometimes you have to look for it, but it’s there. The narrative of despair is not the whole story.

I’m not saying that we should just sit back and do nothing because there is hope. Quite the opposite. I’m saying we should be active in making the world better because there is hope. The story is still being written. Our story is still being written. My story is still being written.