Tuesday, November 04, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Senator Barack Obama elected President of the United States

Following a moving and heartfelt concession speech from Senator John McCain, we hear an excellent acceptance speech from the next President of the United States.

We take such a night for granted, with no bayonets in sight and the expectation that the current man who holds the power in Washington will just pack up his things and go home, as he will. It's a darn miracle and we do take it for granted, which is just possibly the greatest illustration of the answered prayers of the many who fought for our freedom. And perhaps the world does watch in wonder.

God bless America. And may God bless President-elect Obama. Aloha ke akua. Who would have ever thought it, Mari.


Anam Cara said...

There's nothing that says "America" quite like the diabetes-inducing free coffee, ice cream, donuts, and Chick-fil-A. God bless the U.S.A.

The fact that donuts, ice cream, coffee and chick-fil-a are catalysts for voting is all the more reason to rethink healthcare.

Anonymous said...

I am greatly grieved.

And greatly fear for our country.

But I will pray regarding obama and his actions...as the liberal feast of at least two years begins with power in oval office, congress and (huge grief) the courts is largely unopposed.

I will pray especially for the Church...the same evil is assaulting her.

Hopefully I and the Church will live God's Word, not just assent or pretend to it: Ephesians 6:10-18

Andy said...

I was as crestfallen as any last night but then a thought hit me and left me gobsmacked.

A church that has been "At ease in Zion" has been given the opportunity to rise and be the church. I'm not speaking of the political church or the moral majority, I speaking of the blood-washed, church militant that we've been called to be. It's a time to roll up the sleeves and enter into the profane... To be the salt and light we've been called to be.

As Anglicans, We carry this message of hope and victory on warm-blooded tablets of flesh.


Kevin said...

In the words McCain used in the ad during Obama's acceptance speech back in August, "A job well done."

Congratulations to Obama and the Democrats for their victories yesterday. I hope and pray that the standard set by McCain yesterday will be upheld by those who vote for him and the GOP supporters will remember what "Loyal Opposition" looks like and will not be like the Democrats who opposed Bush in the most disrespectful terms.

May we all pray for our nation, the President and President-Elect, Congress and Courts. Looking first to our Lord, who holds the hearts of all our leaders in His hands and beg Him for mercy on issues of our deep concern. May His will be done, first in our lives, but also in the lives of this nation.

Unknown said...


Thank you so much for your comments on what we as Americans take for granted. Yours are words to take heart in at times like these - by far the best summing up of what we truly are at our best as a nation.
May God continue to bless you & all of us in this great nation.

Anonymous said...

I too am thankful for the peaceful transition of power. There are no bayonets to threaten those already born. For the unborn, however, those bayonets have a new gleam...


Unknown said...

Very true, RalphM. Very true. Time to get a clipboard. ;-)


Jason said...

Voter turnout was low for both the republican and democrat candidate.

This election had the largest turnout effort in history.


Anonymous said...

History was made last night indeed - but the best thing is to see hope in people's eyes again...