There are several topics swirling around in my head this morning.  I’m not going to mention them, because it would leave no time to actually share one.  But here’s the one that I can’t get away from.  It’s been at the forefront of my mind the last day or so, and I hope you will consider it important as well.  Last Tuesday our state and local community held primary and non-partisan elections.  Some candidates have been elected to serve, some are headed to a run-off, and some will be campaigning for November’s general election.  In communicating with a few of them in the last couple of days, I have been reminded of Paul’s admonition in 1 Timothy 2:1-3.  “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.”  In all the confusion of COVID-19 and the unrest of the last couple of weeks, have you lifted up your elected officials in prayer?  They all need it, but I have been burdened for a specific group: our elected officials who are believers and desire to live and govern according to Christian truth and values.  They are in our local government, under the dome in Atlanta, and in Washington, D.C.  The pressures they face are incredible; the decisions before them would try the wisdom of Solomon; the calls to compromise are constant and loud; and yes, even political threats from their own colleagues are often faced.  Our brothers and sisters in Christ who serve in this arena need our prayers.  Their families need our prayers.  And then we need to let them know that we are praying.  Contact them and get to know them and the public policy issues they face.  I promise you, once you do, you’ll see just how much they need those prayers.  Why bother, you ask?  Well, I think the Apostle Paul made it clear – “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.”