As I am writing this post our church has people coming in and out all day to vote. After talking to the officials here, they say the turnout has been really good.
In this election you have a handful of candidates with very different views of how America should be run. Some want walls and some want free education. The supporters of each are passionate about their candidate.
Eight years ago America was captivated by hope, particularly the poster made by Shepard Fairey. He created the poster of Barack Obama and put the word 'Hope' on the bottom. The poster that became famous was the second one he made for the Obama campaign. The original poster had the same picture but the word on the bottom was 'Progress'.
The word 'Hope' really caught on with America. That word ties into what all of us want. We want to hope for better things, not worse. We hope for peace, not violence. We hope for our kids to happy and healthy.
One poster conveyed that thought better than any commercial that was played during those elections. Eight years later people still recognize that poster and still make parodies of it .
Ultimately you realize that a poster is just paper and politicians can't provide you with the hope that you are looking for.
Psalm 62:5 tells us where our hope really needs to be. It says, "For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him."
Any time I hope in anything other than God that thing lets me down. Only God provides a hope that never fails me.
As you vote and we watch the election season don't forget that your hope isn't in your candidate getting elected. Your hope isn't Republican or Democrat.
Your hope is found only in Jesus and his death and resurrection. Everything else will fail you.