It was a joy to report last week that Wyoming did so well in the 2020 elections. Even nationally, though we are praying along with everyone about the final tally in the Presidential Election, we saw conservatives pick up several seats in the US House of Representatives and perform far better than expected in the US Senate.
After Election Day is over, it is all too easy to see those results as the end. Nothing could be further from the truth. Election Day is, (to borrow from Winston Churchill), nothing more than the end of the beginning. At this point, a newly elected public servant has not had the opportunity to cast a single vote yet or fulfill a campaign promise.
This is a very important point because so often during election season, media, candidates, and voters can aim so hard at winning, that Election Day itself can become the end goal. As a result, many people will say or do whatever it takes to win. Sometimes, the truth gets tossed to the side as people fight for victory.
I raise this issue because we are just two months away from the Wyoming Legislative General Session. This session, we have many important issues in front of us. One of the most talked about already is how our state will overcome its financial shortfalls due to COVID-19 and the loss of revenue from the energy sector.
While these are important issues to address in the short-term, there will be many debates that will touch on issues that will affect Wyoming for generations to come. This year, we must discuss the future of education in Wyoming. Of course, we must address the question of the extraordinary costs of education. At the same time, we must address reports of teachers required to sign their preferred pronoun underneath their name and curriculum that promotes the Marxist message of Critical Theory.
We have also received reports that new legislation targeting religious freedom is likely coming in the new year. And, we must continue to stand for life for those who cannot stand for themselves.
Each generation must face the challenge of growing weary in doing good. But know that we have been created for just this moment. God knew full well when He placed us here the challenges we would be surrounded by.
Therefore, if you lost an election: get up, shake the dust off, and get back to serving. If you won an election: look up and get to serving, as well.
Kansas Family Voice of Wyoming is already working and praying in preparation for the upcoming legislative session. Please join us in prayer and financial support as we continue to serve God and neighbor!
Please pray about generously supporting us as we enter the last two months of the year. We look forward to what God will do in the year 2021!