Barack Obama has been declared, at this point, President-elect of the United States. My reaction? Welcome. I didn’t choose him, but God did. I could not and did not vote for him because of some serious values-clashes. But now, It’s time for us to prayerfully support the man God has chosen for this position. Let’s be obedient to 1 Timothy 2:1-2 and undergird him in prayer daily. God has granted us this man as President in His sovereign wisdom. We may agree or not, but “the powers that be are ordained of God.” (Romans 13:1-5)
Now is the time for believers in Christ to pursue the lost with a white-hot passion. We need to reach the soul of America by reaching souls in America with the gospel. Whatever you think of the outcome of this election, this is an historic moment. My six-year-old will grow up under the first African-American president in America’s history.
I won’t belabor this point, but I think the Republican party has kind of blown this election on a number of fronts. I perceived McCain to attack and Obama to simply react to the attacks with attacks of his own – the fault, in my estimation, usually fell on McCain in that regard. I also think McCain and the Republicans failed to properly estimate the power of open media in this presidential race. The blogosphere, micro-blogging in particular, and the fund-raising successes of social networking made an enormous difference in the race. If you don’t see the power of new media evident now, you must be stuck in the 1980’s.
It’s a great privilege to be an American. I got to go to the voting booth today and voice my own opinion. Sunday, I’ll get to attend church and carry my Bible. Daily, we walk in the freedom purchased with the price of the blood of men passionate about the cause of liberty. Thank God for all of this, and thank God for our leaders – may God lead and carry them, and may we become a nation God can truly smile upon.