As you prepare to vote take these thoughts with you from Kerusso VP of Creative Development, Lorri Carter.
Can you imagine a time more contentious than the current election cycle? Both sides are convinced that they are in the right – their vision for America is the correct one. But it’s nothing compared to the situation that Abraham Lincoln faced as he was sworn into office in 1860. The division in our country was so deep that it would take 4 years of war and the loss of almost 250,000 lives to reunite our union. Articles and letters from the period indicate that both North and South were quick to claim divine authority – absolute certainty that their cause was just and favored by God.
During the war Lincoln attended a scientific convention in Washington – as he exited the building one of the members approached him and asked “Mr.President, we trust during this time of trial in which the nation is engaged, God is on our side and will give us victory.” Lincoln’s reply was simple and profound, ” Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side. My great concern is to be on God’s side. For God is always right!”
I have worn the “Whose Side” shirt dozens of times since June, and it never goes unnoticed. I have used it to share the Gospel with grocery clerks, neighbors and strangers on the street – and the reaction is almost always a refreshing one. I don’t have to agree with your politics to share my faith! So “whose side” are you on? Put away your party politics and tackle the big issues! Republican, Democrat, Independent – whatever your affiliation, make sure that you are on God’s side. For God is always right!