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Here’s the thing about any kind of contest: Someone wins, but that means somebody loses.
I always feel sad when I see the losers of a basketball team placing towels over their heads so they can cry, or leaving the court looking sad and miserable.
Hillary Clinton’s supporters were crushed when President Donald Trump won the election four years ago. Hillary won the popular vote by 2 million or so, and some of the states’ totals were close. For example, Trump won New Hampshire by only 2,701 votes. Yet, he won the electoral vote, and Hillary was out.
Just a few days ago, Joe Biden was declared the winner over Donald Trump. Yet again, some of Biden’s state numbers were just a shade over those of Trump. But Biden won the popular vote by more than 4 million.
I feel sad for Trump’s supporters. They were so hopeful their candidate would have four more years so he could carry out whatever they wanted him to do as president.
I know they’re disappointed, and I can understand that, since my choices haven’t always won.
I kept praying “God’s will be done.” And I believe that it has, just like He allowed Trump to win four years ago.
Let’s pray that Biden will listen to our country and make the choices that God wants. We won’t agree with everything he does, but we need to draw together to seek what’s best for our country.
After all, as Mark 3:25 says, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” You might remember that Lincoln quoted that Scripture in his Gettysburg Address.
The campaign stirred up lots of fears, such as Biden making us a socialist country and taxing all of us to death. And that he would be too wimpy to take charge. I think some of us will be pleasantly surprised when that’s not so.
Psalm 34:18 tells us, “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” He cares and wants us to take comfort.
Donna Crowe is a minister’s wife.