By: Susan Bea Good
Last night I caught the last minutes of the Miss Universe Pageant, hosted by comedian Steve Harvey. The long awaited moment had arrived. The two finalists, Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia, stood shoulder to shoulder as the final results were read…wrong! Harvey declared Miss Colombia to be the winner, when actually she was runner up. The crown was awarded to the wrong woman! The real winner graciously left the stage, only to be brought back forty five long seconds later to be awkwardly and unceremoniously crowned 2015’s Miss Universe.
Miss Colombia was in shock! She had already offered the viewers her daintily shed tears, many royal waves, a few heart-pats, crown caresses, and blown kisses. Now she was a loser!
America’s current national election competition is providing our nation with a front row seat to watch a lifetime “winner” do his thing. Because of his misplaced pride and destructive lack of self-control I don’t expect him to be the final winner. In fact he may already be losing as this year winds to a close…he just doesn’t know it yet.
Before his die-hard, mind-numb followers turn me off, may I say that my personal first choice of a candidate is also beginning to show signs of, shall I say, not winning. I had a lot of hope that my wise doctor would continue to climb in the rankings. However, even before an official Primary vote, he seems to be falling behind and may be beginning to lose.
It’s hard to acknowledge that your favorite may not be the winner. It’s even harder to look for another candidate to support, as this indicates that your initial judgment was wrong. But, it’s imperative in this race that all true Conservatives get behind the one that can win next November! If that one is not my first choice I will adapt. There is potential great harm in waiting too long to turn away from a loser.
If you are backing a loser, I encourage you to shake it off. You were wrong! It isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last, but you can recover and be on the winning side next year.
For the Christ-follower, who looks at the world today and sees God’s people losing, do not believe it! Though our “prize” is hidden for now, we are assured that Jesus Christ will bring us through all of the challenges of this life and present us to the Father as winners!
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4/ESV)
This blogger’s purpose is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!