Who are you waiting for?
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).
As we wait on the results of America’s presidential election, our hearts vacillate between a mix of emotions: anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and weariness. What will the future of our country look like? None of us knows what the result will be. And as important as the office of president is, even more important is the royal office of heaven and earth. We already know Who holds that office. And no election, coup, or term limit will remove God from that office. He holds it in perpetuity not because we placed Him there but because He is God who made heaven and earth (Isa. 37:16). While we wait for an earthly ruler to be appointed and begin his temporary reign, we await the Lord's return when He will usher in the fullness of His eternal kingdom that we are currently seeking and anticipating (Mt. 6:33). Therein lies our ultimate hope. We have certainty and confidence that He is reigning now and will return to make all things new (Rev. 21:5). This means we don’t have to wait in fear—regardless of the election's outcome—and we can wait with confidence knowing that He will make us rise like the eagle. Until then we keep-on living in this world as citizens of heaven, which means, we keep working, loving our neighbors, and yes, we even vote—all the while heralding the good news of God's "kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" (Mt. 6:9-10).