Regardless of the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Election, there is no cause for despair. In the end, no matter who wins the presidency or the senate, we remain a Resurrection people whose hope is not in this world. Given the state of politics within our society, becoming a false idol in far too many circles, it is necessary to point out that no election should lead us to abandon hope. Christ is still the King of the Universe and all that happens is within His permissive will. He is constantly bringing about a greater good than we can imagine, even when all we see is defeat.
What makes our moment in history arduous is our failure to see the relation between things, so bent have we been on their disruption and destruction. But God never really abandons a world, though the world abandons Him. He can take those very elements of nature which turned against Him, and make them the instruments of redemption. ….