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Just my opinion, Politics

Last night as my husband and I watched the acceptance speech given by now President-Elect Obama, we both kept looking at each other with confusion on our faces. We never said anything.  Nothing could be said.  This is what the nation decided.  As he spoke with emotion, energy, focus, and determination I found myself being swept into his brood, I got goose bumps and thought “this guy’s goood.”  Then they would flash a view of the crowd and I would instantly be snapped back into reality.  This is scary.  The people are wide-eyed, crying, screaming, jumping up and down, and I’m sure there were young girls that had to be carried out due to losing conscientiousness.  I didn’t like the feeling I got when I saw that.  This truly is a cult of personality.  People love him.  They adore him.  They are putting all their hopes and dreams into this man.  And sadly, they are worshiping him.

I can appreciate how African-American’s would have a level of pride unsurpassed before.  Only 100 years ago this would have been not only impossible but talk of it would be seen as laughable and punishable.  Here we are, so far beyond those times.  It is a proud day to be an American, no doubting that.  But, worshiping him?  I never saw that coming I guess.  Whites, blacks, homosexuals, heterosexuals, young (mostly) and old.  Believing this one man has all the power to make their worries go away.  Trusting that he will deliver them from a life of hardship, into a life of wine and roses.  And they are buying it hook, line and sinker.  There is even a blog called Obama Messiah where the writer looks into everything he does from the perspective that he is indeed the messiah we have all been longing for…..except for those of us who know the real Messiah walked on water, raised himself from the grave and gave the world undeserving grace – even for unspeakable acts as these.

I hope Obama will be the President he says he will be.  Listening to the people.  Being honest with the people.  Joining both sides of the aisle together to work as a bipartisan government.  I pray that he delivers all that he is saying.  I hope he is the man he says he is, not the man his past proves he has been.  His record as a Senator and in his personal life does not fare well in the eyes of a conservative, Christian, patriotic,  America-loving woman such as myself.  But, honestly, none of us know much about this silver-tongued young man as he really has not done anything.  Sure, he’s done more than say, ME but I’m not running for President of the Free World.  What people were banking on is, “This guy seem so Presidential and nice, and he is change.  He just has to do a good job.”

My prayer:

Dear God, you knew the outcome way before we did.  I pray that as a nation we come to You as our delieverer, our savior, our friend and our God.  Only You have the power to help us during struggles and we, collectively are in one.  The hopeless, Godless, and faithless are trying to fill a God-shaped hole in their heart with Obama and we all know a circle won’t fit where a square should be.  Help me personally to trust in you; to have faith that you are in charge so that I do not worry so much about what I cannot control.  In Jesus Christs name I pray (always). Amen

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. bchboy1  •  Nov 5, 2008 @7:23 pm

    it looks like many are praising the lord for Obama’s win…

  2. Lauren  •  Nov 6, 2008 @2:09 am

    Finally someone who feels like I do! I totally agree I was shocked at the people’s reactions… they say it’s from hope. But the only real hope is in Jesus Christ.

    Seeing their reactions made me go… could this be the anti-christ? (but only for a second… I don’t want to speculate on that at all)

  3. prktru  •  Nov 6, 2008 @9:30 am

    That’s exactly what I was thinking…..to me it’s looks like many are praising God for Obama’s win. In fact, you have no clue what is on the minds of others. It’s only speculation on your part.

  4. Courtney  •  Nov 6, 2008 @11:30 am

    To quote Jeremy, “Word”. LOL . . . sorry I tease him for saying that all the time.

  5. Emily  •  Nov 6, 2008 @9:24 pm

    Thanks for the nice comments! You see… if people aren’t in relationship with Christ, why wouldn’t they put their hopes in a mere man? Who else is there. It is sad, but it’s to be expected. :( Of course, what people are saying about your speculation is true, but it we must have vigilance as Christians – we can’t be swept away into giving our allegiance to anyone but Christ!
    The way I see it, either Obama will be deliver and be a great president… or he’ll turn out to be a crazy-evil-liberal like many of the Christian I know think he is (present company excluded? :)) Either way, as Christians we will bask in God’s favor on our country, or we’ll end up fighting hard to maintain some remnant of Judeo-Christian values and take even more flack for it. Either way, we are called to commit to giving ourselves to the expansion of the kingdom, which begins in our own homes – regardless of what happens in the world around us.
    Thanks for your thoughts – it’s good to hear of Christians committing to prayer for our new president. That’s the best thing we can do.

  6. bchboy1  •  Nov 6, 2008 @9:51 pm

    that’s why I said “looks like”

  7. Stephanie  •  Nov 7, 2008 @9:29 am

    I agree wholeheartedly, that we as Christians need to pray for God to have His hands on this situation. That’s all we can do. He placed us in this situation for a reason, now we have to trust that He is protecting us (which we as Christians know He always will). Just remember that fear/worry is the devil trying to get in the middle. Don’t let it happen! :-)

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