I find it really interesting how many people have told me today that “we all have to work together.” Really? Is that how things get accomplished? By working together? I wonder where those wise people have been over the last eight years. Oh, that’s right. Defaming the character of President Bush and his administration.
Yes, I supported John McCain and Sarah Palin. Yes, I still think that they were the better choice. BUT–53% percent of America thought otherwise. So, now Barack Obama is my president, our president. So, now I will support him.
First, I am a follower of Christ. Second, I am an American.
Being a follower of Christ means that I am to uphold my leaders, to respect them not only as people, but as the leader of this nation, as one of my leaders. Being a follower of Christ also gives me a responsiblity to speak for those who have no voice; to stand up for the values described in the Bible.
Being an American means, to me, standing up for what this country stood for when it was founded. Our country has strayed so far from what the founding fathers intended. Our moral fibre has eroded to the point that we’re coming apart at our seams; this can be seen in the debacle that is the “bailout bill” that was passed on 3 October. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have sold their souls to special interest lobbyists.
The best thing that I can do is pray. Pray for the wisdom of the leadership of the country. Pray for the protection of the leadership–from the temptation of the lobbyists, from their own hubris, from crazy people who want their demise.
I am absolutely ashamed to admit, publicly, that I’ve not prayed enough for my country, for this administration, even for this election. I’ve been caught up in the rhetoric just like most people I know.
If, for no other reason, I am thankful that Barack Obama has been elected president as it will make me spend more time on my knees in prayer.
God, bless America.