Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hurray For Obama! Rah, Rah, Rah!


Christian Glitter by www.christianglitter.com

Congratulations to Mr. Obama for winning the Presidential election. I never saw so much optimism in my life over an election. It seems the whole world was watching and is very pleased with our new President-elect. I assume our foreign affairs will improve if the reaction to our election is any indication.

Obviously, since a majority of Americans voted for him, most Americans are very optimistic these days which is definitely a good thing. I hope he can make things better for the majority of the American citizens. I am surprised at how much news there is about Obama when he's not even the President yet. Here I thought we'd have a break from the paper being filled with politics every day. Guess not!

There are a couple issues which puzzle me though. One is how everyone says that race isn't an issue, yet every day in the paper since he's been elected, there's a comment about his skin color. For example, history has been made by us electing our first black President. "Black School Children Write To Obama." It would seem that there is definitely a focus on the skin color here. Why couldn't the headline just say "School Children" instead of "Black School Children"? I realize that because he is black, somehow it is encouraging and inspirational even to black kids to see they can be successful as well. I just think it's sad though that we categorize people by race.

The second thing about this election that puzzles me is that so many evangelical Christians pray that God's man would be elected and yet most voted for the loser, McCain (according to those exit polls anyhow). Romans 13:1 says, 1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. and Daniel 2:20-21 says, Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding. . . . I find it odd, that although I prayed asking for God's guidance in how to vote, I ended up voting for the loser, McCain. I confess, my decision was based primarily on the candidates' stance on the abortion issue as I'm sure others did too. Although McCain's age concerned me, I couldn't vote for a candidate who supported abortion.

Mr. Obama worked very hard to get elected and ran a very effective campaign. He is intelligent and very good speaker who seems to sincerely care about people. (Time will tell.) I hope now that he makes good on his promise to get his girls their dog!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now your tax payer money will be well spent...funding abortions...

I didn't vote for Obama either for the same reasons. And I hate to think that my tax payer money is paying for murder.

Jude said...

All I can say is they ran a very good campaign. I certainly don't think the best man was elected, but that's something we will never know. So all we can do is pray for the best for our country and the rest of the world. I do admit that I liked Joe Biden over Governor Palin.

maria said...

congrats to the new president:) hubs and followed the elections on tv.

Mountain Woman said...

Karen,
Perhaps our prayers are answered in a different way. Perhaps it is not that we voted for our candidate and he lost. Perhaps it is that God's will be done and will be clearer to us as time progresses. It's an interesting question for sure.
Abortion is another hot topic but when I think about all those babies, my heart breaks.
Life is so precious both the unborn and the care of our elderly in their final days.
By the way, I enjoy my time spent at your blog. It's like spending time with you. Very enjoyable reading, very friendly and just a good place to visit.

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