Psalm 4:6-8 (ESV)
6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”
7 You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.
8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
I found an interesting story in an old copy of "Our Daily Bread": In 1883 in Allentown, New Jersey, a wooden Indian -- the kind that was seen in front of cigar stores -- was placed on the ballot for Justice of the Peace. The candidate was registered under the fictitious name of Abner Robbins. When the ballots were counted, Abner won over incumbent Sam Davis by 7 votes. A similar thing happened in 1938. The name Boston Curtis appeared on the ballot for Republican Committeeman from Wilton, Washington. Actually, Boston Curtis was a mule. The town's mayor sponsored the animal to demonstrate that people know very little about the candidates. He proved his point. The mule won!
Soon we will be voting for the President of our country. The politics here are very complicated, crazy and downright mean. On a serious note though, America is crying out today. "Who can show us any good?" "Who will help us to sleep in peace and to dwell in safety from all our enemies?" And really, there is only One who can -- and unfortunately, His Name does not appear on today's ballot.
God has called all of us who know Him to be watchmen. We must be praying for the USA -- that God would open her eyes to see the truth of His goodness and mercy, and most of all, His salvation. It’s time to pray for our country as we get ready to elect our next president.
Dear Lord, we pray that You will lead and guide us to vote for those that You would have to lead our country and bring us back to You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.