Thoughts on the Political Process

It is so easy to get caught up in politics – believing that a win by one candidate can either spell doom or bring great hope. The reality is that there is one real, solid hope in this world — it is for a kingdom that is coming where we won’t vote but get to joyfully live under the kingship of one who is perfect … one who is the perfect fit for everything our hearts and minds desire. Derek Webb has written a great song called A King and A Kingdom:

“who’s your brother, who’s your sister
you just walked passed him
i think you missed her
as we’re all migrating to the place where our father lives
’cause we married in to a family of immigrants

my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country, or a man
my first allegiance is not to democracy or blood
it’s to a king & a kingdom


It is a king and a kingdom that have my vote. While I will vote in our current election, I will pray for our leaders, and I will strive to help bring change and hope to “the least of these” in our world – I will never place my ultimate hope in any flag or country or man.



~ by Ted Wueste on October 27, 2008.

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