Nevertheless, as Christians, we are not defined by whoever occupies the White House. If Sen. Obama is chosen, I have a feeling that we as the Bride of Christ will have an amazing opportunity to glorify His name. It was because the early Church was persecuted that it grew so quickly. Those precious saints who were martyred, nourished the harvest fields with their blood. No matter who wins, we should persevere in standing up for the Culture of Life and "speak truth to power" in love.
Nothing is accomplished by hate and division weakens a country. I feel strangely jubilant over the prospect of Obama winning. First, I relish waking up each day deliriously happy because I'm a child of God. Second, I look forward to seeing how Obama handles the reins of leadership and if he does what I think he'll do - the reaction of all those who thought he was such a good idea.
And third, because God is ultimately in charge and can change the heart of a king. (Pro. 21:1)
I told my husband that I intended on living my life in obedience to God and each day was filled with choices, many of them having nothing to do with whoever was President. I don't think that those who don't care for Obama will ever reach the level of visceral hatred that many have had for Bush. A name was coined for that hatred: BDS. Or, Bush Derangement Syndrome. These were the people who could not be happy for one second because everything was President Bush's fault. Everything. They woke up miserable and went to bed miserable. Poor saps. Now who will they blame for their unhappiness?
I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say conservatives aren't whiners. They pick themselves up by their own bootstraps because that's what their parents taught them to do. I had a hard-working father and a devoted mother who taught me to never feel sorry for myself and never to give up, to always try my best. My ancestors on my father's side were hardy German farmers. My ancestors on my mother's side were hard-working immigrants who at first were migrant workers. I am blessed to have their blood run through my veins.
Conservatives are going to keep on truckin', no matter what. There's no time to waste. For those of us who are also Christian, we know our trust is in God and He watches over us. Whatever lies in the future, we can rest assured that He will give us whatever strength we need to not only handle it, but overcome through the power of the Holy Spirit.
So, with that, I go to bed and will rest peacefully in His arms, who embrace all those who are called by His name; knowing that underneath the shadow of His wings, is refuge. (Ps. 57:1)