Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One Nation Under God...

Caroline over at Pocket Change put into words exactly how I've been feeling about the election and our new president! With her permission, I've posted her amazing thoughts below. Go visit her blog...and take a peek at her adorable little red head!

I am a person who tends to shy away from political issues. I simply haven't taken the time to learn about political happenings in the world today. Obviously I wasn't in the dark about the election on Nov. 4 and I did a little homework so I could make an informed choice while exercising my right to vote.
And vote I did.

I have to say I have had a really hard time with the election results. The Presidential Election results, that is. Now before anyone decides to write comments about me being a racist, please know that my unsettledness is not about that. Caucasian, African American, Asian American, whatever race the President is - that doesn't determine how qualified he/she is and how good of a job they'll do while in office.

I think for me, the real issue is this...

That so many people are looking to him and holding out hope that he will be their all in all.

But the truth is that he's just one person. And he makes mistakes like all the rest of us.

Can he bring change? I'm sure that he will in some form or fashion because the one thing that never changes is change. And change is not always a bad thing.

But we can't put our hopes and dreams on one person's shoulders because we WILL be disappointed at some point. That is for sure.

During these times of great economic instability, moral crises, and political change, our hope as a nation should rest on this...

The Lord (not a candidate or his promises) is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, O Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.Psalm 9:9-10

I pray that our new President will seek the Lord and that our nation will place its hope in God and not in man.


CaraBee said...

Very well said! Thanks for reposting this!

Anonymous said...

You should see it from up here. The fever to just "be" in DC for the Inauguration is something I've never seen in my lifetime. The amazing thing about this country is that we do have a peaceful transfer of power on a predictable schedule.
Please email me. I've lost your address and have something to send. (it is fun, seasonal and very good for your first Thanksgiving in the sun) Bobbie