Tuesday, November 2, 2010
My civic duty
My polling place happens to be located at my church. It is literally just a few short steps from the voting booth to the beautiful, holy Oratory where our Lord is waiting. So after casting my votes, I took my little brood and we knelt before the tabernacle in prayer for our country. I told the children on the way in, that this was truly the best thing we could do for our country and they all cooperated as I spent time in prayer before our Lord. The baby sat quietly in her stroller. The older children knelt in prayer around me. And though we only stayed a few minutes, I felt much less discouraged as we left. We drove home and, full of the peace that comes only from trusting in God, I knew that whatever the outcome of the election, whatever the future may hold, He is always in control and He will bless His faithful followers. My children, my future, and my country are all in God’s hands, as am I. He is bigger than our government, more powerful than any earthly leader and that is enough to ease my worries and fears. On this election day (and everyday), my hope is in the Lord.