Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barak Obama

I have been watching the Democratic National Convetion this week (trying to be an informed voter and all :). Last night as Obama made his first appearance I was struck by the work of the Lord in our country. Less than 50 years ago there were some places in this very country where Barak Obama (though his mother and grandmother are white) could not vote!! and today...he has been elected to run for president of the United States of America. I looked at the television screen and saw a black man...a real black man.

I was listening to faith radio today and they pointed out that this is the exact day that Martin Luther King gave his "I Have A Dream" speech 45 years ago. There are no coincidences!!! Only the Lord could transform the evils of slavery, segregation, and racism into the opportunity that we will witness tonight! A black man giving his acceptance speech to run for President of the United States. I'm not saying that all is well in America and that the issues of racism and injustice no longer exist. What I am saying is don't miss the Lord in this. He has done great things in America! Let's celebrate that tonight!!

Regardless of your or my political views. Let's not let that get in the way of us seeing the Lord and what He has done. Again, I'm not saying we have to vote for Obama because the Lord is in this (I'm trying not to loose anyone here...I know this political thing can be real touchy :) I am only saying even if you totally disagree with Obama agree that he's making history that's good for America and Praise the Lord!!

My husband and I have made a date (forgoing our real date night) with our children to watch this historic event and talk about the goodness of the Lord. Why don't you join us?


Anonymous said...

I said this in your email. We all plan to watch it too. LOL


Kristin said...

I already said this in reply to your Facebook note... But, I'll say it again! It IS amazing that God has brought us so far. You are right, and I watched him with a thankful heart that night.

Sally Clarkson said...

Beautiful blog. My husband and I were talking about the same thing--miracle and amazing that this young man is running for President. God's grace to you in your ministry. We have lived places for ministry that were strategic but not necessarily my delight. But it all went into God's surgery on my heart. Grace and peace to your beautiful family.