On September 19, 2000 in Ashford, New York it was election day. The polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and closed at 8:30 p.m. The number of voters who came to the polls was zero. They had an election and no one came.
Now if someone were running for something, it seems as though that person should have come to vote for himself. Could it be he was so sure of winning he need not have bothered? If no one votes, does anyone win? Or maybe none of the candidates wanted to win.
In 2 Peter 1:10 we read, “…give diligence to make your calling and election sure….” Peter is, of course, speaking of the great election held for each soul. God is voting for you. Satan is voting against you. You better vote for yourself. This is an election of eternal consequences, and you better cast your vote. We are not talking about a temporary political office but about where you will spend eternity. So don’t be a “no-show.”
And just how does one vote? Tell Jesus you want to be on his side. Tell Him you accept His gift of grace. Invite the Holy Spirit into your life and you win.
Written by Roger Bothwell on October 3, 2000
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