Given by Rev. Madison Shockley November 1, 2020

Today is the counterpart to last week’s sermon. As Christians, our response should be to treat others as we would want to be treated. We must treat everyone with respect. After the election, those on losing side may not reciprocate. We must be prepared. Our reading today talks about the response to a change in regime by God’s followers. Elijah won against King Ahab in a contest of faith. Despite winning, Elijah felt as if he had lost.  He was on the run and hiding, fearing for his life. He had been on the losing side for so long, he forgot how to live on the winning side. Today, election day is just the beginning. We will need to be organized and remain determined. We must protect the ways of Jesus beyond the inauguration. We are on the side of justice. We are on the side of fairness and honor. To live on the winning side is to live in struggle. Evil never quits and neither do we.