If you know me at all, you know that I don’t bring politics into CLC’s pulpit. Personally, I’m of the opinion that NO politician, Democrat, Republican or Independent, is the answer for what our country needs.
But I do see a couple of great lessons for ALL of us in the responses from both Governor Quinn and apparent Governor-Elect Rauner to last night’s election.
As has been reported, despite the fact that several news agencies have ‘called’ the race for Rauner, Governor Quinn still refuses to concede defeat and says he believes that every vote deserves to be counted. As a Christian, I like that – because in our battle against the enemy, no matter how the circumstances look, I want to maintain an attitude that says, “it’s not over until it’s over!” As believers, we are NOT defeated, no matter what the enemy says or does!
And, I also like Mr. Rauner’s response, as several news reports indicate that he simply ignored his opponent’s refusal to concede, and instead proceeded to thank his followers AND reach out to Democratic leaders in the state in an attitude of cooperation and unity to get things done, rather than an arrogant stance that it would be “his way or the highway”.
So, let’s learn a lesson from both men today – don’t give up no matter what, and move forward with what you know must be done, instead of paying attention to the enemy.
I’d say those are both good lessons in our current series of “Break Every Chain”. If you’ve missed any of these teachings, I encourage you to listen here, and don’t miss this Sunday when we look at “The First Open Door”.