Yesterday President Barack Obama won his bid for re-election (in case you didn’t follow along).
Now, I’m not going to give you my opinion about that. And I’d rather you not give me your opinion either. It will accomplish nothing.
However, I made an observation while watching the Facebook news feed. Some people are elated over this election result. Others are devastated.
Of those who are devastated, I noticed the word “fear” is prominent. A few others seem a tad bitter about the outcome.
Of those who are excited, they use the word “hope”.
I say this without judgement or condemnation. Just as an observation.
Fear doesn’t work. Bitterness doesn’t work. Putting our hope at the feet of a President doesn’t work.
You know what does work? Love.
So, today I encourage you to replace the fear and bitterness and misplaced hope with love. Do something for someone else. Bake some brownies for your neighbor. Pay for the coffee for the guy in line behind you. Take a bag of groceries to a food bank. Love.
Remember why you love. For me, I love because I was first loved by Christ. And it is in His love that I put my hope. And it is in Him that I place my devotion and allegiance.
So, today, November 7, 2012 I have decided I will love intentionally and with a purpose.
I hope that you will give it a try.
Much love and peace to you today.