I wrote these words for our church, and thought I would share them with you.

It is Election Day.

Within our community, there are different political leanings.  This is not a weakness, but a strength.  For what is common between us is greater than what is different.  Whether Republican, Democrat, or Other, we are Christians.  We have been set free by the power of Jesus Christ.  His sacrifice and selfless love have redirected the very course of our lives. 

As our country goes to the polls, I ask you to join me in praying for our nation.  Pray for peace during the next week.  Pray for unity where there is so much division.  Pray that God’s Church would rise above the anger and be a bright shining light upon a hill.  Pray that our country’s leaders would show humility and wisdom as they lead through the election results.  

As you pray, remember to model the things you pray for.  It starts with us.  We can understand instead of getting angry.  We can be silent instead of screaming our opinion.  We can listen instead of demanding to be heard.  We can trust God with the dawn instead of fearing the dark.  

I’ll see you on the other side.  

-Ernesto Alaniz
Pastor, Flint City Church

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