Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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!

9 comments:

Allison said...

I might say i just spent like 15 minutes trying to see her and she is gorgeous... and to our first African American president,i never could have imagined... I feel like this is the true end of the Civil Rights movement (ok I know racism won't be gone with everyone, but what a gigantic leap) Reading your blog made me want to stand up and say "AMEN, AMEN!!" just like those ladies you can always hear in the background of Beth Moore's recordings... let us pray for this man who will be leading us!

thehirschgang said...

That's so right on...we didn't vote for him either, but knowing God's sovereignty, His purpose will be fulfilled through Obama. We will be praying too!

Amanda said...

Feeling the same way, sister!

Anonymous said...

I will leave a post on your blog, since you declared it to the facebook nation. When are you and your Husband gonna start writing books for the whole world to read your ensites? Miss you guys, Brent

Melissa said...

I loved this Amber!

Love your blog...will post next time without a firm facebook rebuke.

Sarah said...

Sister, I stood a proud american yesterday! I did vote for Obama, I voted for him, becuase I knew that for me...neither one would stand 100% true for my biblical beliefs...but, I stand firm in my choice. As Our Lord teaches us to respect those around us and to love our enemies; President Obama is the first president to adress our Muslim brothers and sisters in a speech, when he did this my tears began. If we can end the fighting to sit with other thinkers, (and stop lumping everyone into radical summations) and gain a respect for our brothers and sisters that aren't "exactly like us", then that is when we, as a world, not just a nation, can find a place to start talking. And Amen, it is our responsibility to rise up and not only to pray, but to lead as well. One step at a time, right? I could go on for hours, but I will say, today I feel very good about what the change in the oval office means for the voice of our Lord! (Now we just have to do what we were called to do...Love and Teach!)

Holly said...

You got me! I stalk your blog once a week :) I shall comment more. In fact, just updated mine. My blog takes a backseat to Facebook and just general life. Now I am getting a video camera ready. Saylor had decided she wants to do her own web show. WAYYYY too much "iCarly" watching around here.

The Dodds said...

Amber you know that I am a faithful reader. :)

Your post is great and I'm so happy to know that God knows what He is doing!

Julie and Alberto Robles said...

Ditto, friend. Ditto to it all.