The Direct Hand of God in Elections

According to Ted Cruz, credit for his victory in Iowa goes to God. Cruz said, “To God be the Glory.” The line is from the hymn of the same name written by a blind, yet prolific, hymnist named Fanny Crosby (1820-1915).

She used a variation of the line, “God and our Father: To whom be glory forever. Galatians 1:4-5.”

Either way, both Fanny and Cruz (a lovely combination of names) see the hand of God in the affairs of man.

Therefore, if I understand Mr. Cruz’s belief in divine intervention, the all-powerful one (God, not Cruz) decreed that Cruz should reign victorious over Mr. Trump. God trumps Trump to coin a phrase.

If we follow the logic of this, if we accept God’s direct intervention into the election process, then we can thank him for deciding to make the Democratic side a tie. Does that mean he finds them equally acceptable?  (God must be male from all I have read of Cruz et al statements about him.)

If God directly intervenes in elections, why are so many Republicans opposed to President Barrack Obama? He won, didn’t he? God was surely around way back then. On the other hand, wait, could it be the God skipped that election? Or that he made a mistake? After all, he did give a win to W a few years back and then there is the majority of members of Congress that defy explanation.

If God is perfect, there must be a reason.

What if Bernie or Hillary wins the general election? How would Mr. Cruz and others explain that?

While we are on this subject, I wonder if Mr. Cruz could explain the difference between, “To God be the Glory” and “Allahu Akbar?” One seems to inspire hope, the other fear, yet they convey a similar meaning.

What I think is that if we are going to give credit to God for the success, or the very existence, of many of the Presidential Candidates we should recognize the satire and humor in the matter when we see it.

Any God that deliberately, or divinely, selected some of the people running for the office of President must have a wicked sense of humor. Is that a conflict? Could it be there is an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-seeing God with the wicked sense of humor of George Carlin?

Now that would be a God worth considering. I wonder if God will find his way to New Hampshire and surprise us there.


About Joe Broadmeadow

Joe Broadmeadow retired with the rank of Captain from the East Providence Police Department after serving for 20 years. He is the author of four novels Collision Course, Silenced Justice, Saving the Last Dragon, and A Change of Hate available on Amazon in print and Kindle. Joe is working on the latest in a series of Josh Williams and Harrison "Hawk" Bennett novels and a sequel to Saving the Last Dragon. In 2014 Joe completed a 2,185 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail
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2 Responses to The Direct Hand of God in Elections

  1. Dan Walsh says:

    Some days I agree with Robert Frost’s epigram: “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee / And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.” Anent Cruz’s wishful thinking that God intervenes on his behalf, I suspect that God would rather epitomize this plum: “Man plans, God laughs.” Now that I’ve intervened, I will say, “Schmooze with Cruz and lose.”

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