Tuesday, November 04, 2008

TAKE HEART, ALL IS WELL!

It has been a while since my last post and it is on the occasion of the election of Barack Obama to the office of President that I begin anew this blog. First lets consider the positive part of this election. The turnout was fantastic which means that many people took advantage of the privilege we have as Americans to exercise our right to vote. It is to the honor of all of those who have fought and bled and even died for us to have this right. This is a good thing. Second, a black man was voted in as President. We are not that far from the Jim Crowe days. We are not that far from Martin Luther King Jr. speaking and marching and sharing his dream. Yet only some forty years later here we are electing a black President, which speaks well of how far we have come as a country when it comes to race. The negatives of this election are apparently many, from socialist economic policies to big brother shutting down free speech on the air waves. But the greatest and most tragic reality of this election is that we have elected the most pro abortion candidate ever. We now have a President elect who will do his very best to see abortion more frequent, more accessible, and more affordable with you and I paying the bill.

But all is not lost on this night. Gods Word tells us that He is in control. That He is the one who put Obama in office as President. He raises up one nation and brings down another, and that includes the election of Barack Obama. We ask why, and God says my ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts. But here is one possible reason that I can think of, and that is the furtherance of the Gospel! Maybe Obama has been elected for us to be the salt and light we are supposed to be. To be sure there will be more abortions, more homosexual indoctrination, and more attack on the Word of God. And this is where we are called to stand up for Christ. So do not despair, this is our time. Our God is in control and He has called us to represent Him well in these the darkest of days. So brothers, sisters, pray for our new President, he is young and without experience and will need all of our prayers. And rejoice with confidence that this is all part of Gods plan to further His Gospel throughout the world!

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pastor tom
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