Wednesday, November 05, 2008

State of Confusion



Last night, during the Obama Joe Biden (say it fast) acceptance speech, I witnessed what appeared to me to be a religious service. Or at the very least, a religious experience for the participants. I saw weeping. I saw hands raised in praise. I even saw one woman mouth "Thank you, Jesus".



How is it one person can say, "Thank you, Jesus" when others are saying "Oh! God why?" Many are looking at Obama as being the "savior of America". I don't see it that way.



Let's be clear about this. No man will save America. Our trust should be in God. If McCain would have won, I can't imagine anyone saying that he was the "savior of America". It is rather scary to me that people are calling Obama the "messiah" and Obama isn't denying it.
"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect." Matthew 24:24

Am I calling Obama the anti-Christ? No. I am saying to not follow anyone but Jesus.

We need to pray for Obama. Proverb 21:1 says, "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes. " Let us pray that God would use Obama for good in this nation. Pray that God would make Obama's heart completely His. Pray that God would heal our land. Pray that our nation would humble itself and call out to God, once again.

Nothing has changed from yesterday. God STILL sits on His throne!

6 comments:

TheStormentGirl said...

: )

Well said, Lord.
You too, Rick.

The Everett Family said...

That struck me, too. But honestly, as a white girl, I don't think that I can fully appreciate what it means to many in the African-American community to have an African-American president for the first time. It is a very emotional thing to a lot of people.

We are disappointed about McCain, but President-Elect Obama certainly has our prayers!

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Rick,

Came here by way of Steve's link love today. Great post! You said it well and I thank you for it.

Rick said...

Thanks, Bek,

Morgan, I know what you mean. I can at least imagine why it is so important. I don't mind having a black president. I just have never thought he was the right one. For me, as it should be for everyone, including black Americans, race should have NOTHING to do with it. It SHOULD be about being the best man (or woman) for the job.

Bill,
thanks for coming by and taking time for your gracious comment.

Anonymous said...

I thought you might find this an interesting quote. I found it on Channel 2 News' website:

Eddie Faye Gates works with survivors from the Tulsa Race Riot.

She says it was an emotional moment, marking a new beginning in race relations.

"I've seen extreme examples of racism and (Tuesday) night it was purged from me. I could just feel it flowing out," says Gates.

Love you,
Sally

Rick said...

Sally,

That is a really good quote. Thanks for adding it!
Love you, too!