So now what?
This morning as I was carrying Paul into daycare, he asked me to put him down.
He said he wanted to smell the flowers.
He literally wanted to STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES.
And so we spent the next few minutes smelling the beautiful flowers that grace the walkway into the daycare.
After a while, I told Paul, “Time to go to school, son.” He replied, “Okay.”
This morning, my friends, I want to tell you it is time.
Time to stop and smell the flowers.
Time to go back to everyday life.
Time to work together in order that my son, my daughter, all our children, will always have flowers to smell.
Time to focus on how WE can make our world better.
Because it is up to us, the people.
We cannot put our faith and trust that a politician or a political party will make all things better.
Because they can’t.
Only GOD can, and God does it through us.
You want to talk about an election.
Well, here is a Newsflash for you:
God has elected US to be his people.
There is no run off.
There is no question.
God has cast the one vote that counts.
That means God has called us to work together.
To love one another.
To build and comfort, and in some cases rebuild and reconcile.
It’s time to smell the flowers, my friends.
And it’s time to get back to work.
So this morning I pray for:
President Barak Obama
President-Elect Donald Trump
For all the candidates, those who won and those who lost.
For all our elected officials.
For a renewed sense of understanding between all people.
For a renewed sense of love for our neighbor.
And for the flowers that they may always be there.