He Came to Divide, and I Give Thanks

Unfathomable Grace

In the United States of America, an incredibly contentious and bitter election has come to a close. For more than two years we went at it, and when it seemed we could not get any lower, we found ways to make our bantering more despicable. The candidates, their parties, and their platforms were polarizing and demeaning. Political parties were divided. Our nation showed its lack of unity. Differing church members struggled to worship and fellowship one with another. Friends accosted friends on social networking sights, and division was experienced within individual families.

As a result of the outcome, some have found themselves surprised and radically optimistic. To them the future looks very bright.

Many, including this author, are more cautiously optimistic. We pray America, our family, our neighbors, all our fellow citizens, and even our world might be graced by God and improved by this new regime.

And yes, there are many who are very mournful at the results. They see…

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