The Inner Landscape

I’m With Him

In the morning when I rise,
In the morning when I rise,
In the morning when I rise,
Give me Jesus.

It feels bad right now because it is bad. Playing on racism, misogyny, religious prejudice, and homophobia worked. The winners are taking America back not just from big government or coastal elites but from Mexican immigrants and Islamic Gold Star parents and and queer families like mine and the women of color who have been the most faithful Democratic voters, by far – to name but a few. I was raised in a political family, but my response to this loss cannot simply be one about team loyalty or brand identification. As a person of faith, I believe the people leveraged for this victory are the very ones with whom Jesus would walk. 

And I’m not going to lie. This feels hard. We wept last night. But today we need to be even more sure to seek out and come alongside the ones most at risk in this world. That’s what following Jesus means.

So although I’m going on little sleep, it’s time to get up and keep going.

You see, I’m with Him.