Maybe you don’t feel strongly about the 2020 presidential candidates, and you’re wondering if you should vote at all.
But this election will determine more than the U.S. president. On Tuesday, dozens of other officials will be elected with power to shift the atmosphere in our schools, churches and communities.
If you need an extra push to head to the polls, read this encouragement Franklin Graham shared on Facebook:
Our country has always needed Christians to participate in electing our leaders. It makes us better. Being informed on which leaders promote life, family, free speech, free thought, religious freedom, livelihoods, safe and orderly communities, national security, educational choice, decency and morality, helps all citizens to flourish.
But one thing to never forget is that an Administration is not just a President, there are thousands appointed by the President in the executive and judicial branches that touch our lives each and every day. Gifted and dedicated people are selected as Vice President, Secretary of State, HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) Secretary, HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) Secretary, Defense Secretary, Education Secretary, Treasury Secretary, Labor Secretary, Commerce Secretary, Attorney General, ambassadors, deputy secretaries, assistant deputy secretaries, communications directors, spokespersons, including hundreds of federal judges.
So as you look through the lens of God’s Word and vote, consider the vast reach of all the appointees and whether they reflect your values, beliefs and concerns. Unelected appointees impact our country and serve people around the world. Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.”