Citizen – “In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate.” (American Dictionary of The English Language, Noah Webster 1828)
This definition is followed by a quote from George Washington, “If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.”
Why would Washington say that? Because we, the citizens, elect our leaders and those who make our laws.
As a citizen, I have a vote. True, it is only one vote, but it is my vote.
For my vote I have one desire, that the person elected will keep his or her promise, the oath they make before God.
This is the oath for the office of the president of the United States:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
More than a citizen of the United States, I am a citizen of the Kingdom of God. In this Kingdom I have no vote. I have choice, but no vote. I do not need one nor want one because of the nature of my King. A King who is the giver of all life, King of righteousness who is Himself truth, love and goodness.
He always has and always will keep His promises.