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May 02, 2011


A lot on my mind this morning.

A fair amount of it political.

Which amuses me, because I'm not political. In fact, really I couldn't care less.

I don't usually speak my mind in matters of politics for several reasons, mostly because I don't usually know what I am talking about because I don't follow it alot at all.


This morning Canada votes. As a country we go to the polls and check a box, place a leader in position.

It is a comfort to me that God already knows the outcome of today. That His hand is in this - whether our country admits to it or not. That's the great thing about God.

I am thankful that today, I have the privilege of being about to voice my opinion. I may not care for politics, but there are people dying for this right. I am thankful to have it, thankful for a God who holds the outcome in His hands and thankful that we, as a country have the freedom of opinion, of decision. There are so many people who take this opportunity to vote as a right, take it for granted, use their freedom to not for because they can or they don't care or they think the leaders aren't good enough.

Our three choices are human. Are fallen. Are politicians.

But, they will not rule our country through dictatorship, through force or tyranny. They will take our collective opinions into account in their leading of the country (although often-times it seems like they don't).

So I am thankful for today. For the voting booths that are NOT lined with soldiers keeping peace, for the fact that we can cast our vote without fear of repercussions to us or our families. For the fact that we can cast our vote at all.


mommytoalot said...

So very true.
WE are off to vote shortly..and it's been quite a decision.

Lindsay said...

True indeed! without fear of repercussions ...