Election Season Vision

Every time an election season rolls around, I get a little blue, a little down, a little grumpy. You see, taking a stand on principle, especially when it goes against the mainstream, can be physically and emotionally draining. This time, however, I have the added pleasure of the flue to complicate matters, so you might find me acting a little “snippy.”

And, if you are a regular reader, you may have noticed there was no “Monday Monkey” video this week. Part of the reason has been a shortage of time (beyond normal), but there has also been a sick wife, daughter, and self. The thought of editing anything made my head hurt.

Yet, as much as I attempt to fight the good fight, be salt and light, and keep a roof over my family’s head, I must remember “this world is not my home, I’m only passing through.” As much as I may be tempted to stress over national and world economies, “my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.” One day this world will pass away, even America. This is only a temporary stop, so I shouldn’t let it bother me too much.

One day I will go to a land where there will be no more elections, no more propaganda, no more political parties, no more special interests, only the High King of Glory reigning in righteousness and truth. That must be my focus, my vision, “whatever befall.”

“Be Thou My Vision”

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

 

7 Comments

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7 responses to “Election Season Vision

  1. Thanks for reminding all of us that this world is temporary. There’s a better day coming! Praying that you and your family feels better soon!

  2. Missed the monkey but understand. Praying that you all have a speedy recovery. I share your views on elections. I have trouble trusting any candidates in the UK these days. It seems difficult to find integrity in our politicians. Gone is the day when they served others. In recent years it seems more about serving themselves. Sad days. But in the words of the song; “This is earth is not my home, I’m just passing through.”

  3. I pray you all feel better soon!

  4. We were recently discussing how back a LONG time ago, our government used to bow on bended knee to make decisions and legislature. A friend told me that there were times they’d spend hours praying over our country’s path! I don’t care what anyone tries to say now, we were a Christian nation (and need to return to one!). {~steps off soapbox}

    Sorry about the rabbit trail…you were talking about elections….

  5. Pingback: Be Thou My Vision « Kevin Nunez

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