It’s hard at times to remember that God is in everything, even in politics. This is directed to women and men like me who are immersed into the scene and lifestyle of politics. Politics, politics, politics. I love listening to the news, debating with people in the office who I disagree with, and getting involved with anything I can do to make a difference in my state. However, many of us are so consumed with what drives us that we throw everything else by the waste side. It is disheartening when our Lord, whom we claim we love more than anything, becomes a second thought. However, He’s even in politics.

The verse for this week comes from Romans 13:7, it reads, Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Whether you’re religious or not, this can speak to all of us because when I feel like I’m so wrapped up into what he or she said during a conference yesterday or last week, I can look at this simple verse and it reminds us that even though we may disagree with those in authority over us, (aka our President, Congressmen & women, or state Senators), we still are called to respect them and pray for them continually. God even enjoys politics, because He enjoys what we enjoy and if He really is the maker of everything then He’s even in politics.

I find myself ranting over what he or she is doing wrong in our country, and unfortunately we will never agree with all of them, but God calls us to remember that He is in control and of course we may not like who is in charge but it’s our duty to trust in Him and remember He has everything under control, even in the midst of chaos. Instead of fighting over what we all disagree with, why don’t we unite and pray together for this great country, and try to find compromises instead of arguing over policies until the sun goes down. We are so very fortunate to have freedom in this country and we shouldn’t take what we have and what others countries don’t for granted.

Kaitlin O