First published in The Scunthorpe Telegraph.
The country has spoken. Democracy has been at work. A party has been elected to government. For it to happen, ordinary people like you and me had to weigh up personalities and policies and make a decision as to for whom we placed our vote.
When it comes to religious faith we often think in the same terms. We weigh up the personalities of the various god-options available, take a look at the policies (or theology) and decide where to place our vote or whether to abstain.
The truth however is much more profound. The Bible tells us of a God who looked upon humanity with all its faults and failings and against all the odds voted for us. Yes, God voted. The simple truth of the Christian faith is that God wrapped himself in flesh, appeared as a human called Jesus and on a polling day like no other placed his cross in the humanity box.
Our task is to accept that vote and respond to it. Will we come good on the confidence placed in us? Will we believe it even happened however improbable it sounds? Will we live in such a way as to please the voter?
Billions of people around the globe do believe and are doing their best to respond to that divine vote. Perhaps you should too.
Pop along to a church this weekend and find out why God would vote for you.