Sleeping with the Elephant
October 26, 2016
It was Pierre Trudeau who compared living next to the United States as being in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered the beast might be, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. And at no time is that truer than during the US presidential elections. And we’ve seen plenty of twitches and grunts since this campaign began.
Regardless of how you may feel about the two candidates or who you may think the Americans should or should not elect, I would remind that God is still on His throne and neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have the power to dethrone Him.
So I would suggest that in the days ahead, as we sleep with the elephant, that we need to hang onto our blankets and pray that God’s will be done.
And for all the doomsayers, on both sides of the campaign, at the end of the game we all need to understand and claim the reality of Psalm 20:7:” Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
Today there are those who trust in parties and policies but as God’s people we ultimately need to trust in the name of the Lord our God. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.