Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Great Nation Under God

Barb Harwood, photo

This editorial written by Michael Gerson in today's Washington Post best sums up how I feel following the election:

Whether we voted for Obama or McCain, our president on January 20, 2009 will be Barack Obama. Biblically, we are called to support him with our prayers and maintain gratitude for his willingness to serve this country. I thank God that we live in a land where presidential elections can be held peacefully and men and women aged 18 and older are free to vote without intimidation. I applaud the election of the first African-American president and the ending of discrimination and racism this win signifies.

It is my prayer that we will all adhere to the words of 1 Timothy 2:1-2:

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."

May God bless the United States of America.

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