Politics are an important process. Christians should engage in politics, but remain primarily a voice for Jesus. Jesus transcends politics – not that Jesus can’t speak into political issues; not that Jesus isn’t needed in politics and by politicians – rather that politics at its core is the art of compromise. Politicians are partially right; Jesus is right.
Jesus’ ethics, politics, social standards, etc are true and uncompromising. Political parties find themselves only partially correct at best. Some policies, positions and decisions are correct in part; other policies are fully correct but exist alongside others that are wholly incorrect. Either way, no party has it all right – nor could they – again, due to the compromising nature of politics.
Politcally, Jesus aligns with no political party – his is the party. His place in the town square is separate and distinct and a fully true voice. Jesus is the foundation upon which we gather what is true and right. Upon his life and teachings we build the structure upon which we think, decide, judge and act.
The right to vote is one of the most powerful and sublime privileges we have – you should exercise the right with the thought, the humility, and the weight it deserves. Nonetheless, the political outcomes that our votes drive should always be viewed in the context of God – the all powerful, all-knowing, all-present One – the One under which all other authorities exist and by which all other authorities are sustained. It is in God that our hope rests – nothing and no one else. Vote, but remember in Whom your hope best rest…