Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Excitement and Dissappointment and A New Day

I want to start of saying that I am disgusted by the horrors of the holocaust of abortion. Abortion has taken the lives of over 45 million people since the passing of 'Roe vs Wade'. I believe abortion to be about life and death, not faith or politics, although both do play roles. With that said, there is quite a bit of disappointment on the views of our next president who has been very pro-abortion in his voting.

My disappointment is also tempered by joy and excitement. I woke up this morning and realized that my children will probably grow up with the first memory of a president as an African-American. What a joy, what a day this is!! This step is maybe the biggest step since the abolition of slavery and one that EVERY Christian should praise the Lord for! It feels like a new day in America and it should in many ways.

I would say though that while there are reasons to rejoice and to be excited we need to be cautious too. We need to be aware that President-Elect Obama is not our Hope, he is not our Savior. Jesus Christ is our ultimate King and Lord, He has placed Obama in office. Barack Obama is a "servant of God" as Romans 13 states. This should temper our joy in a man, and our disappointment in results, whatever side you are on.

Below are various links to responses to this historic election:

Abraham Piper's shared joy for our kids

Al Moehler's discussion on disappointment, joy and obiedence

JD Greear

Trevin Wax on Racial changes may forshadow Value of Life changes

Riddleblog on remember the City of Man is not our hope

Joshua Harris on How to Pray for President-Elect Obama

Randy Alcorn on how the fight for the unborn goes on

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