Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama Wins!

So last night Obama won, and from what I can tell the world has yet to come to an end. Don't get me wrong, I think Obama's socialist views are very dangerous, but I think today we have to celebrate the positive and take hope in the future knowing that God is in control. There are two positive things that have come out of this election for America. First, we have our first black president and that is a great accomplishment for our country. Let us hope that this will help our country to move past racism. (Don't let our response to Obama's election hinder that.) Secondly, we have more people involved in the election process, 130 million voters which is 65% of registered voters, a new record. I hear everyone saying, "Yeah, look who they chose!!". Yes, but for the first time these people we see the consequences of THEIR choices. These people will watch their jobs continue to go away despite the many promises. The economy will continue down the same rocky road. THIS CONTRY IS OVER DUE FOR A CORRECTION!!!! And they will have ownership in it, and that is a good thing. 
If you don't prefer Obama's flavor of government, take heart, one man cannot make or break a country, only God can. Our hope for tomorrow should come from our faith in God not the president. There should be no fear for those who trust in God. Obama is the man God chose. (Romans 13:1) That may be a tough pill to swallow, but you know it is true. Like so many things in our life, we are better off not trying to figure out why. I have my theories, but His ways are not my ways. (Isaiah 55:8-9) So what do we do? We do what we should be doing regardless of who the president is. We pray for Obama. We respect Obama. We honor Obama. (Romans 13:7) We can disagree, and we should. We can fight for what we believe, even though so often we don't. (And maybe that is a bigger problem than the president) If we want to take vested interest in our country, it takes for than voting every two years. But that is a whole other discussion for another day. So we move forward with life, and maybe there is a third positive outcome from this election. We are remind that our hope is not in America; our hope is in God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found you! Great post Matt. Your two positive reflections on the results of the election are good observations. I look forward to reading more on your blog.