Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Unbelievable!


No matter how one voted, all have to admit that this is a monumental moment in U.S. history! The majority of the United States of America voted an African American man to be the next president. My mind still cannot fathom the reality of this. From slavery to presidency...INCREDIBLE! I never thought this would ever be; at least not in my lifetime or even my children's lifetime. My parents grew up in Birmingham, AL. They've shared countless stories of how life was in the deep south during the 60s. Not to long ago, most of this country embraced church burnings, lynchings, spitting on others, water hosing, police dog bitings, segregation, etc, etc, etc. Today, having the same country elect a black man to represent them in the Oval Office...UNBELIEVABLE!

However, as believers, we have total allegiance to our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ not to man. This moment is monumental but no man is our Messiah. We ultimately submit to our Heavenly Father. In submitting to our God, we must submit to whoever He chooses to put in the office.

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. Romans 13:1-2

So, whether today is triumph for you or tragedy, we must honor who God has exalted for His own purposes.

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor (president). I Peter 2:17

5 comments:

Crazy mom said...

Caryn,
It is truly amazing, isn't it? I am so happy that race did not prevent Obama from winning.

I am so conflicted over here this morning. Thrilled to see an AA man as president and saddened by his views on abortion and some other issues...

Thankfully, God is still on His thrown and He is the King of kings and the Lord of Lords!

Barb

Laurie said...

I agree it is incredible and unbelievable in the sense you wrote!
Timely reminders that God is Sovereign over ALL! Our first and all allegience is to Him!

cgil06 said...

Good Word, Sis!!

Chocolate, Vanilla and Caramel said...

I've been really eager to see what you would post after the election! We feel the same way -- amazed to think what we just witnessed historically, regardless of how people voted. Thank you for voicing this so well. It IS a huge moment in our history, and we need to acknowledge that. Always love your posts!

The Keierleber Family said...

You know how I feel about the man, but I too am excited despite myself! :)

I am also terribly saddened by the racism coming out of the woodwork. It is sickening. I was on youtube and there were some terrifying things said to black people by white people. I thought everyone was past that, but I guess I was naive. I have more faith in people than they deserve. Since I was a child, I NEVER understood why there were race issues. It didn't make sense. Why should the color of your skin make you better or worse than someone else?