Wednesday, November 05, 2008

President Obama is My President

It is the height of unbelief to not have a category for being thankful for what happened last night.

1. We should be glad and thankful we do not live in the country we lived in 40 years ago where Jim Crow laws were still in effect.  The fact that a biracial man has been elected to the highest office in the land when just a few decades a job would have been hard for him to find is simply incredible.  Christians more than anyone should be glad to see this.

2. We should be thankful to our Sovereign God who is always doing his people good.  Romans 8:28 says, "All things work together for good for those love him and are called according to his purpose."  And just to make it more specific, Paul says 5 chapters later in Romans 13, "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.  Therefore whoever resists the authorities, resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment...for he is God's servant for your good." 

3.  For those who fear hard times because of oppression or economic difficulty, let me ask you one question, "Do you really think ease and wealth are the best soil for which the gospel to grow and flourish in our land and world?"  Again, God is working for our good, and our good should be the propagation of the gospel and the exaltation of the name which is above all names.


Jonathan said...

a heartfelt "amen," brother. my first thoughts are that Jesus has thrown down the gauntlet to His church that we should stop trusting the gov't and get involved with our culture. abortions will increase if we aren't praying and working with women to show them a better way.
our home is in heaven, and in that, there's great hope, but the church in America has ignored the people around it for far too long.

JDunn said...

We are 100% in agreement with you. So many things for which to be thankful. We will be praying for our new President and his family. Especially for their safety. Thanks for the Biblical reminders.

Eldora said...

Absolutely - I am disappointed, but my security does not reside in Washington D.C.

It is a blessing beyond words that the Lord Almighty, ruler of heaven and earth, does not need to be elected! He rules for eternity in whatever way He wishes and He always wins! Scripture is full of proof that He is glorified in very difficult circumstances - I am to remain faithfully obedient to spread the gospel with integrity, no matter what the environment or my personal comfort level!

It's a little weird, but I'm not depressed at all - I don't like how things turned out, but I can't help being expectant as well - the light of truth is more obvious when it's dark and often the church is purified through trial.

God is still KING and we have His business to conduct - what an honor!