A Day For The History Books
Today, January 20,2009, is a day that will go down in American History. President Elect Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th United States President and the 1st United States president of his race. In 1863, with the completion of the Emancipation Proclamation, America would have never dreamed that 28 Presidents later she would vote in her first African American President. A great victory has been won in our country for those, who for centuries, have been subjected to the evils of prejudice. A victory of equal proportion has been won for those whose hearts held tightly to segregation and now are supporters of equality. The weight of this historic moment weighs heaviest on those who have lived to see the destruction of segregation, whose eyes have watched as America's heart slowly opened to equality. I pray, that in some small way, this moment mended the wounds of the former years.
Although I myself did not vote for President Barack Obama, I believe that as a citizen of this great country and a follower of Jesus Christ it is my duty to love and pray for him. I have said over and over again that I wish I could have voted for him because I would have loved to be able to say to my grandchildren that I got to vote for first African American President of the United States. Sadly though, President Obama's stance on abortion, specifically the Freedom of Choice Act, kept my vote Red.
Today I am a proud American, eager to see what the future holds for our children and our children's children. My prayer is that that the Church in America will rise up and pray fervently for President Obama as he makes choices and decisions for our country. I also pray that the Church would teach its people the Truth of the Gospel: Life, Hope, Peace and Restoration. With this being taught boldly and with out hesitation, if the President passes the FOCA or not, abortion will hopefully decline and children will be given the right to Life.
So here's to the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. Now enjoy watching the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball!
**added a couple hours later***
Wow! The First Lady's dress at the ball...amazing...and that the President of the United States told the world that his wife was good looking! LOVE IT!