Today I would like to issue a reminder to all Christians celebrating and grieving the election:

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not gods.

The DNC and GOP are not your community.

The USA is not your kingdom.

Our faith is not in civic government but in the Ultimate, revealed through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our God has not changed, left office, or missed a chance at reigning supreme.

If faith is our ultimate concern, and our faith is in God, then our faith stands this morning unshaken and so does our worldview.

Let us search our hearts to be sure that no idol has taken a foothold. May our eyes be ever focused on fulfilling the mission we have received from God. And in the words of the Apostle Paul: “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:1-6)

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.