Buckle Up

When I was younger I loved rollercoasters. Not so much anymore. But there was a time when I wasn’t afraid to ride anything. Well, actually, I guess I was always a little afraid. How do I know I was afraid? Even after being buckled in and checked and rechecked to make sure I was secure, as soon as the ride would start, I would check all straps again and try and tighten things down just a little more. The more twists and turns and loopty-loops a ride had to offer, the more I wanted to make sure I was snug and all buckled up.

My advice to everyone right now is to check your straps, buckle up and tighten your belt. We are in for one crazy rollercoaster ride called the 2020 Presidential Elections.

I think the outcome has already been determined. I think President Trump will win reelection. I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think I am. I also think the percentage of white evangelicals who vote for him will increase from 81% to 85%+. Again, I hope (and even pray) I am wrong.

Yet still, it’s going to a bumpy ride. Especially if you a follower of Jesus, who happens to belong to the church tribe called evangelical. Especially if you are in that tribe but are not a Trump supporter. I am proud to say I am part of the 19%!

The President’s evangelical defenders are already out, and are coming hard at anyone who happens to believe, as followers of Jesus, we should not vote for someone whose entire life and practice, and many of his policies, have been antithetical to the teaching’s of Jesus. Regardless of how much you like a person’s policies, supporting a person with no morals says your politics comes before your faith.

So, buckle up. It’s going to be a wild ride.

And before you ask, YES, I prayed for President Trump today.

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About Pastor Kevin

I am a husband, father, pastor, teacher, scuba diver, reader, bike rider...in that order.
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