Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted...Saturday

When Mandy and I registered to vote in Washington, I don't remember telling them that we would prefer to vote absentee, but regardless, our voter ballot arrived in the mail last week. So, Saturday evening we sat down to vote. I am really glad that we were able to vote in the comfort of our own home with no time restraints or the claustrophobia of those tiny booths (not to mention not having to wait in line).

I am constantly reminding myself today that regardless of who wins this election, my ultimate allegiance cannot be to any power of this world but I must fix my gaze on the Ruler of the Kingdom of God. I love America and am glad I live in this country, but we must remember that any kingdom of the world will always pale in comparison to the Kingdom of God.

A Derek Webb song has been running through my mind all morning so I thought I would share it with you today. The song is called "A Savior on Capitol Hill" and is a great commentary on not putting our trust in politics or any person. The lyrics can be found here.


  1. they are actually trying to do away with polls here and I was told that soon everyone would be voting by mail in ballot. yeah...we voted last week as well.

  2. I was just going to tell you what the person before me did! I found it odd when I got my first WA ballot in the mail as well. Apparently the only counties that still have polling places are King and Pierce counties but I guess that doesn't explain why you and Mandy got mail in ballots since you live in King county (right?). Well anyway... hope you are doing well and enjoying Washington!!! I am so glad that God is in control and has the ultimate power :)