November 5, 2012 by Ben Irwin
By this time tomorrow, polls will begin to close.
Ballots will begin to be counted.
Most Americans will be glued to their televisions, computers, or smart phones,
awaiting news of who will lead this country
for the next four years.
But in hundreds of churches,
some large, many of them small,
in every state (and even a couple other countries),
Christians will gather to remember…
We already have a king.
There is no “red state vs. blue state”
in the kingdom of God.
We are one body.
We eat the same bread,
drink of the same cup,
serve the same Lord.
No president or party
can claim our highest allegiance
or compete for our first love.
We are already spoken for.
if your favorite candidate loses,
do not give in to despair.
If your favorite candidate wins,
do not be lured into triumphalism.
Because however (and whether) we vote,
there is something that matters even more:
we were knit together by the sacrifice of Christ.
Our unity was bought with a heavy price—
his body broken, his blood shed for us.
We will not forget.