‘You’re joking? Not another one!’ So said ‘Brenda from Bristol’ when Theresa May called a General Election in 2017. Now we are faced with yet another one and with it 6 weeks of electioneering before the poll on 12 December.
All candidates will be making promises of what they will do if elected in order to secure your vote: Brexit done and dusted by 31 January 2020; Brexit stopped altogether; a people’s vote to determine the way forward; more money for the NHS; more police on the streets; more choice in education or the closure of private schools; higher taxes on the wealthy, lower taxes on business. The promises go on and on. Will any of them come to fruition or are they as Mary Poppins once said, ‘pie crust promises – easily made and easily broken?’
The future after a General Election is uncertain, but the Christian Scriptures tell us of a future hope that is certain: one where every tear will be wiped from our eyes, and where there will be no more death, mourning, crying, or pain. Revelation 21:4 But are these promises just ‘pie in the sky?’ Not according to the writer of the book of Revelation: he reassures us that these words are trustworthy and true (verse 5).
Although God doesn’t need our votes to bring this future about it’s one I vote for and want to be involved in – how about you?
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