Perfect love casts out fear

by Lesley on November 3, 2008 · 4 comments

in politics

Tomorrow. A day we’ve all been waiting for since forever it seems. On November 17th, 2007, I united with a few of my other favorite bloggers to spend an entire 12 months researching the issues, the people, the YouTube videos, the smack talk, the gossip, the facts, the feelings and the emotions. Since the day we launched Informed in ’08, we’ve come a long way. Some of our top priorities for choosing a president have changed, some have stayed the same. To all the Informed girls, as well as Lori and a few others who I’ve had dialogue with over the last few months, thank you.

Many will say they are fearful for what might happen tomorrow. I think this is a mistake. No matter what props pass, and no matter who becomes our new President, we have to remember as Christians that there is a much higher being who is in control. I am tired of hearing Democrats say that if Obama doesn’t win they will move to Europe. I’m tired of Republicans saying that Obama is the anti-christ. I’m tired of the extremes, the hatred, the incivility.

My Sojourners e-blast this week says:

Regardless of whether one favors Obama or McCain, this development (of fear) should be of concern to all Americans, and especially people of faith. There is now a new spiritual dimension to this election, and it is decidedly evil. Christians believe that “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear…” (1 John 4:18.) There are, of course, good and decent motivations to vote either way in this election. Strong people of faith will be marking different boxes on Election Day, but for people of faith there will be a spiritual decision to be made as well. Will we put our trust in the power of fear or hope? (My comment: This reference to hope is not Obama rhetoric but the hope of Christ.)

So, go! Vote! Get excited! We have a hope in something much greater than a president or a proposition!
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