When election time comes every four years and citizens of the United States prepare to elect the next president, most people choose the person whom they believe will give them the best life. Invariably, they are disappointed and cannot wait until the next election so they can make yet another attempt to gain a better life and a better future. We have been going through this never-ending cycle for decades, each time holding out hope for a better tomorrow, seemingly oblivious to the fact that this process of choosing elected leadership has failed miserably.
The events playing out in the news in this election cycle has presumably taught us that we are electing imperfect human beings who will think, speak and act imperfectly throughout their time in office. The idea that any one person can provide us with the nirvana of our dreams is wishful thinking. As disciples of Jesus, the paramount concern should be electing someone who not only has the indwelling Holy Spirit of God, but also, is filled with the Spirit. They must be committed to seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in every situation, however insignificant it might seem. They also must be willing to subject their will and purposes to the will and purposes of the Holy Spirit.
If, despite the gloomy global socio-political conditions, a candidate chooses either to become a Manchurian candidate or to forge blindly through the chaos, we should expect continuing chaos and continuing deterioration. This election cycle, let's elect Eden by choosing only candidates who have the indwelling Holy Spirit. Let's also ensure that they are fully submissive to the infallible wisdom and guidance of the Supreme Holy Spirit of God.