Some of you are absolutely elated. Some of you are crushed in spirit. After this latest Presidential race, there are a lot of mixed emotions. So be kind. Remember that people who think and vote for you aren’t ignorant or evil. They probably have very legitimate reasons for thinking and voting the way they do, so don’t stereotype and dismiss them. After all, they too are created in the image of God and have value and worth.
But enough of that.
I’m thankful again tonight that I serve a God of the downtrodden and oppressed.
I’m thankful that my God has a special place in His heart for the orphan and the widow.
I celebrate that God is with the outcast and the forgotten, and God is with us if we are with them.
Yes, God can work through Presidents and Congress and Senators.
The way God chooses most to be visible on this earth is through your hands and my feet.
That’s the way God chooses most to reach out to the poor in spirit and to those who hunger and thirst for something better.
Remember that real change comes not from the White House or the Supreme Court. Real change comes from God working in and through people of no account like you and me, people who are out there in the trenches doing what others said was impossible. People who may not have a great big faith but have faith in a great big God who knows how to bring life and hope out of the ashes.
Instead of bashing those who think and vote differently than you, seek to be a positive influence on those around you and strive most of all to be the change you wish to see in the world.
Above all, seek to be the face of Jesus to those on the outside who desperately need a word of hope and light.