Please Register to Vote…by Tuesday

I am not even going to hint at telling you who to vote for, because that is secondary in the bigger picture of life. What I do care about passionately is that you exercise your precious right to vote, a privilege billions of people in our world will never experience. 

We will have an election next month for President. The day after will be followed with joy & celebration, shock and sadness, and apathy; no matter who wins. Here’s something to consider in perspective.  After each national election cycle, whether the party in power retains office or is voted out, we will have a peaceful transition – no bloody coups, no mysterious deaths, no civil war. It’s not that way in other parts of our world. And the reason for that peaceful outcome is that we know our votes make a difference.

Voting, and the peace it ensures in our country, is a right many could stand to appreciate more. Besides, there are a lot of other elected positions on the ballot next month. All of those offices – national, state or local matter.

Voting is not only a right in our country; I believe it is also a responsibility that, as Christ followers, we should gratefully embrace. Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” We have been given more than we realize in this nation. Let us appreciate, respect, and embrace it. For now that means be sure you have registered.

Live bold, Greg

The last day to register in Texas is this Tuesday, October 9th. You can pick up Voter Registration cards at the Courthouse in Angleton as well as the Tax Offices in Lake Jackson, Sweeny, West Columbia and Manvel. This Sunday, we’ll have them at the Next Step Center in the Foyer. If you mail it in it must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 9th.

 

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