I saw this article in the Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago, but only this morning did I take the time to read it.
It expresses well some of the emotions that I have felt over the last months. No matter how we personally feel about our president, he is STILL our president. We can disagree, but we don’t need to be disrespectful. As John McCain said in his concession speech, in January Senator Obama will be MY president. (I think the military prepared him well to understand authority in his life…)
How can we expect anyone to lead us if we continually dig in our heels? And how can the rest of the world respect a country when its own citizens don’t respect the office of the President?
Do we really think that Obama is going to be able to solve everything? One man cannot do it. (I frankly don’t want his ideas to go forth, but, my desires aside, do we really and truly think it’s possible for him to get ‘er done?) The citizens of America AND the citizens of the world will probably be let down by Obama…though proclaimed The One, he is simply a man, nonetheless.
The Orange Revolution here in Ukraine is an example of HUGE expectations — a real change in the direction of this country — and crushing disappointment. Many folks here are even less hopeful for true change than before the revolution.
Praying that positive change will take place in America. And praying that people have not wrongly placed their faith in a candidate — ANY candidate — rather than the One Who is worthy of our faith.
To God be the glory. Great things He hath done.