Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson believes there are three very specific steps Christians should take in the aftermath of the highly contentious 2016 presidential election — acts he believes could help ease some of the divisiveness.
In a video message recorded for Faithwire before president-elect Donald Trump’s victory on Tuesday, Watson encouraged viewers to remember some essential details about God, faith and civility.
“If your candidate won, congratulations. If your candidate lost, all is not lost,” he said, proceeding to offer up three things the wants everyone to remember. “Number one: God is in control, God is sovereign, God knows what’s happening in this election. He’s used all types of leaders throughout history to move his purposes forward.”
Watch Watson’s powerful message below:
And while Watson reminded everyone that God has used both good and bad leaders, he said it is up to Christians to vote for viable candidates and leaders. Still, he said “God ultimately holds this in his hands.”
Then, Watson encouraged everyone to pray for wisdom for our leaders, and concluded by imploring the public to stop demonizing one another and to communicate with respect.
“We need to engage with each other with respect and with love, even if we disagree with someone,” he said. “It’s okay to disagree, especially on fundamental things that many of us hold very dearly.”
Watch Faithwire’s celebrity election video — which features Watson, Candace Cameron Bure, Sean Astin and Paula Faris — in its entirety below:
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