In Luke 4, Jesus made his purpose clear; He said,
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free."
Jesus not only came preaching the kingdom of God, but he came to make sure that people were able to experience a piece of the kingdom on earth.
Jesus is not just concerned about our spiritual needs but also our mental, physical, social, and even political needs. The Bible speaks of the importance of God's people being involved in the social and political process. All throughout the Bible, we see people like Moses, Elijah, Esther, John the Baptist, and Jesus had opportunities to not only speak truth to power but they put in the effort to ensure that policies were in place to meet the needs of those who were forgotten and overlooked.
One of the ways we can follow the steps of Christ to ensure that people’s physical and social needs are met through the political system is voting! I genuinely believe that Jesus would be a registered and active voter. Voting is one of the effective and essential ways for your voice to be heard. Let us all strive to be like Jesus, step out to vote, make our voices heard, hold our politicians accountable, and be engaged in our communities to ensure that people's needs are met. Let His will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10).