Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Perfect Candidate

Lee and I did our homework for today's election. There were a lot of races to cover, some with quite a few candidates. My husband is particularly diligent about being a well-informed voter, and it is honestly a pleasure to study with him and discuss our impressions of the candidates.

Unfortunately, there are some races in which there seems to be no candidate worthy of the office. This was the case for us today in one of the major races. It is always a disappointment to vote with a sense that there is no really hopeful outcome. In moments like that I always wish that a perfect candidate would arrive on the scene, ready to save the day.

Worthy.

Not that I would be a worthy candidate for any of the offices.

Worthy.

Not that I am even a worthy judge of a candidate's qualifications and character for the office.

Worthy.

There IS One who is worthy of his office. No election is needed to establish his authority. Though he has opposition, none can remove him from power. He has no term of office and no special interests to please, no need to concern himself with public opinion. His favor and influence cannot be purchased. Although many (myself included) are irresistibly drawn to him, it's not because he uses charisma to his advantage. He is the real deal. He is perfectly qualified, and perfectly carries out his role. With justice. Righteousness. Holiness. Mercy. Grace. Love. He is the King of Creation, Ruler of the Universe. He is GOD.

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."
Revelation 4:11

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

3 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Standing in agreement! blessings, marlene

Joy said...

Yes, Some trust in chariots and horses but we'll trust in the name of the Lord our God.
I always think about that scripture at election. We seem to think these people can solve everything. They can't. Got to keep our eyes on the Lord.
He is worthy!
♥ Joy

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so thankful we can rest in the knowledge that God is always in control. Very, very thankful! : )
Wonderful post.