Here's Why You Will Never Know Who I Vote For.
"Mom, why don't you talk about who you are going to vote for?"
This is the question my almost 13-year-old asked me as she overhead my husband and I talking about the first presidential debate. Here was my response...
I love Jesus and I do my best to allow him to be Lord over my life. I don't just want to believe in Him but my desire is to actually give him Lordship over me. This means that he has power and authority over everything that I think, say, and do. If you read the Bible you learn that Jesus was really clear about His followers' role here on Earth. Love God and love others. (Matthew 22:36-40) My job is to love people and the best way I know how to do that is to point them to Jesus. (Matthew 28:19-20)
If I start pointing at Joe Biden, I have lost my effectiveness at pointing Trump supporters to Jesus because their view of me will be clouded by a key area where they disagree with me.
If I start pointing at Donald Trump, I have lost my effectiveness at pointing Biden supporters to Jesus because their view will be clouded by a key area where they disagree with me.
So I point to Jesus.
Politics are important. Who we elect in to office matters. Christians should be engaged in the process and prayerfully go to the polls.
But at the end of the day, every moment I spend proclaiming the name of Donald Trump or Joe Biden is a moment missed to proclaim Jesus Christ.
That is why you will never know who I vote for.