Over the years I have spent a lot of time in hospitals, nursing homes, and Assisted Living facilities. It's not at all surprising that in these kinds of situations, you get a glimpse into an individual’s inner qualities. It is in these places that you encounter people who are in difficult and uncomfortable circumstances. When people’s lives are turned upside down, you generally get a glimpse of what is inside. I have seen both mind numbing hatred and bitterness in some, and the beautiful testimony of praise to God in others who were enduring similar affliction.
The time has finally come for America’s National Election. We’re finally going to learn which boxes the people actually checked. As somewhat of a news "junkie", I have followed the election process quite closely. Although, with all of the media attention, broadcast and cable news, radio news and programs, the pundits, internet news and social media; it would actually be difficult to avoid the bombardment. And while I have some pretty strong personal opinions on who and what are the best choices to receive my vote, I’ve often felt conflicted by what I believe are very "unchristian" positions taken, and the very questionable character of all the candidates. Yet, as a whole hearted American I take my privilege and responsibility to vote very seriously, and am thankful to live in a country where the people still possess the power to choose their own leaders.
Pastor Cliff Powell
Cliff Powell is the Senior Pastor at Hillside Bible Church in Ortonville, MI.