Wednesday, November 05, 2008

On November 5th

I know that some people reading this post will be happy about the outcome of the election, and some will not. In fact, that's one of the things I like best about our community -- that we strive to be a place where these differences, while not insignificant, are ultimately subsumed in the saving grace of our Lord.

Yet all of us might recognize the amazing import of last night's decision, the historic nature of barriers being challenged and broken. To see Jesse Jackson shedding tears that are rich with history, to imagine how others might be experiencing this day -- in all humility, I admit that I don't fully realize what this day means. I'm just grateful to have been a part of it, and to be a part of the 4 years to follow.

No matter whom we supported, let's covenant together to uphold both of these men in prayer, in our conversations together, and with the constant reminder that God sees us, and wants our hearts to be fountains of grace, and truth, and faith, and hope, and love.

1 comment:

Lopet said...

yes! regardless of whom we voted for...we all have the same president for the next 4 years! so let's pray for him, and our nation...and remember that the next 4 years is shaped not just by the president...but also by our own decisions, and prayers!