May 9 is the moment of truth for all our the electoral candidates nationwide.
All the campaign sorties in the country’s big cities and provinces boil down to Monday when voters, more or less 40-million strong, go to their designated precinct to cast their votes.
Voters have voiced their sentiments and have even campaigned for their bets in barangays and most especially through social media.
Memes, no matter how funny or corny, provide wider exposure to all these candidates.
We know how crucial the national election is as our country makes the all-important leadership transition.
Leadership guru John Maxwell coined this oft-repeated statement, “everything rises and falls from leadership.”
Whoever wins the Philippine presidency will have a huge, huge responsibility on his shoulder as he leads and navigates the country through the numerous issues besetting us — from peace and order, poverty, jobs, economy and a whole lot more.
It’s true that our government leaders play an important role in leading, making laws and ensuring our country moves forward.
But as citizens of the Republic of the Philippines, we also have to do our part by exercising our right to vote, obeying the laws and yes, being the “only Christian nation in Asia”, let us all unite by praying for all our government leaders that they may be able to perform their duties and responsibilities with God’s help.
As 2 Timothy 2:1-3 (The Message) says, “The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.”
Regardless of who wins in the 2016 national election, let us all be reminded that God remains in charge of our nation.
Why? Because He orchestrates things in our society in order to fulfill His Divine purpose.
God bless the Philippines!