Today is Election Day! So many on social media are expressing nervousness and fear, but we here in The Babylon Bee community enjoy a different perspective. As Christians, we are "strangers and exiles" in this world. Our name, "The Babylon Bee," was meant to evoke that idea. Yes, we love our country and our community, but in the ways that really matter, we don't belong here. We have been chosen for another kingdom.
Daniel was also an exile in Babylon. He was torn from his home, given a pagan name, and made to serve a pagan king. In spite of everything, he was able to say this:
"May the name of God
be praised forever and ever,
for wisdom and power belong to him.
He changes the times and seasons;
he removes kings and establishes kings.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those
who have understanding.
He reveals the deep and hidden things;
he knows what is in the darkness,
and light dwells with him."