“All hail the power of Jesus’ Name
Let angels prostrate fall
Bring forth the royal diadem
And crown Him Lord of all”
I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but our country is in the middle of an election right now.
Voting has started already and will carry on until next Tuesday night when this whole chaotic roller coaster will come to its climactic end.
Regardless of the election results next Tuesday, on January 20th America will inaugurate her 45th president.
Regardless of the election results next Tuesday, I am saddened about the direction in which our country is currently going.
Regardless of the election results next Tuesday, our country is neither going to be spontaneously combusted nor resurrected.
How do I know that?
Because regardless of the election results next Tuesday, the one and only true King is coming back on the clouds to reign victorious, and I am going to root my hope in that for all eternity.
I voted already, and I have a preference on who wins this election, but I am not putting my hope in that person. Maybe we can make American great again by being stronger together.
And maybe not.
“And behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.” — Daniel 7:13-14 (ESV)
In Daniel’s prophetic vision, he saw Jesus being given power and dominion and authority over this whole world. It has all been His since the beginning anyway. We may try to give power on warth to fallible people, but no amount of earthly power is significant whatsoever when compared to the vastness and awesomeness of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On Januray 20th, 2017, we will “crown” someone in Washington. But Jesus Christ doesn’t need us to crown Him in order to receive His power.
“He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior” — Acts 5:31a (NASB)
We have the choice whether or not to vote next Tuesday. And if we do decide to vote, we have four names that we can choose to check the box for. And most of all, we have the choice of whether to crown Jesus Christ as LORD of our hearts.
Inevitably, whether we vote or not, a president will be chosen.
Inevitably, whether we vote or not, the candidate with the highest number of electoral college votes will win the election.
Inevitably, whether we crown Jesus LORD of our hearts, He is already LORD of All.
He is already the LORD of Heaven and earth. He has already proven Himself mighty and victorious over sin, death, and hell. He has already established His rule and reign. But He still leaves it up to us as to whether we are going to accept that. We can choose to make Him LORD of our lives or to ignore His presence and power.
As for me, I chose over eleven years ago to claim Jesus as LORD of my life. I chose to acknowledge the truth that He already is LORD of All. And now, when this crazy election season attempts to pull the rug out from under us, when Satan (or social media) wants to convince us that we have no hope, when things look bleak and hopeless, we don’t have to live under that. Because this world is not our home and although we live in the land of the free here on earth, we are looking forward to Heaven, hoping in our Savior, and secure in Him no matter what this world throws at us.
So yes, go vote, and yes, I’m gonna be up half the night on Tuesday watching election coverage. But no matter what happens, HE already reigns victorious, and that’s more than enough for me.