Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mr. President

I wake up this morning to enless video clips of celebrations surrounding the election of Barack Obama as our new president. For millions of African Americans, this morning represents a new day and the fulfillment of a dream that was, until recently, only that. I can not help but smile as I see the joy on their faces and, at a minimum, I rejoice in the progress that America has made when it comes to the issue of race. I am so happy for all those people. I did not vote for Barack Obama, but he is my president-elect, and I will support him. I am a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, and my goal is to unite people. I will not be grumpy or pessimistic. I will not look for any reason to bash him. I will not lament any loss of lifestyle that Mr. Obama's presidency may bring to me. That is not who I want to be. Instead, I will choose to focus on his positives and offer my service to him as he leads America in some very hard times. And now begin the days of Barack Obama; may they be blessed.

3 comments:

markmeldrum said...

Amen brother. I couldn't say it better nor would I expect anything less from you. We already had plenty to do and we still do.

Sam said...

dan, it is amazing to me that more "christians" do not have a similar view. i imagine the next couple days the conversations i have with people will not be filled with love and support for the president elect, but with judgment (most of the time un-educated judgement...) and hate.

dan thank you for your willingness to support "the other guy", but i also appreciate your acknowledgment that your devotion lies not with america, nor with politics but with the Creator.

i look forward to future posts and discourse friend.

tangentman said...

I never thought we would share opinions politically!