After a long and contentious election season, voters headed to the polls on Tuesday and elected Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States.

Whether you supported President-elect Trump, Secretary Clinton, a third-party candidate or none of these, it’s vitally important that we keep one thing in mind: God is in control (see Dan. 2:21).

As you interact with others this week and as you enter the doors of your church on Sabbath, remember to love. You may be pleased with the results of this election. You may be sad or even scared. People around you may be pleased, or sad, or scared. It’s OK to feel one way or another. But regardless of your political or spiritual views or how you’re feeling about this election, please remember that at the end of the day we’re all human beings. We’re all children of God. Jesus died for Donald Trump. He died for Hillary Clinton. He died for Trump voters. He died for Clinton voters. He died for third-party voters. He died for those who chose not to vote. He died for you. And He died for me.

Let’s choose to see one another in light of that reality.

Related: Love in the Time of Fear