I’m not really “here” as far as I have much going on and not much time for writing (which really bothers me… to everything there is a season though. :)), but I just had a minute to sit down and do some computer errands and read this article from John Piper concerning voting (which I found through the links at Gina’s place, Chats with an “Old” Lady), and all I can say is a humongous AMEN!!!
I’ve been wanting to write what’s on my heart concerning voting, but haven’t had oppurtunity and John Piper expresses it perfectly.
If you’re a Christian and you have any thoughts, concerns, convictions, etc., concerning voting, I encourage you to go read this article!
Here’s a tidbit:
Voting is like marrying and crying and laughing and buying. We should do
it, but only as if we were not doing it. That’s because “the present form of
this world is passing away” and, in God’s eyes, “the time has grown very short.”
Here’s the way Paul puts it:
The appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who
have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. (1 Corinthians 7:29-31)