It may not be a happy transition and in some countries it even breaks out in war. If one group does not like the ruler that has won the election they will try to run him off or overthrow him. For instance, today in Zimbabwe there are two men who claim they both won the election. It has caused a great turmoil in their country and has lead to a destabilization of their country. The annual inflation of their money is over 231,000,000 %. The question is how are Christians to respond to new leaders or rulers? The Bible from the very beginning has taught that we are to respect the office of rulers or kings and be in subjection to them as unto the Lord, (Romans 13:1&2, Titus 3:1). Christians are to have good and honorable behavior, (1Peter 2:12) so we do not have to fear our rulers and we can be a witness for Christ, (Romans 13:3-7, 1Peter 2:13-17). Many people, even Christians, disrespect or curse their leaders and reject their authority and this is wrong and they will someday be punished, (2 Peter 2:9&10). It is not wrong to call or contact our leaders and tell them how we feel about different issues but we are to do it with respect. Christians are told to pray for their leaders, (1 Timothy 2:1-3). Do not forget to pray, (1 Timothy 2:8). See you in Church next Sunday.