Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Robin Williams as the American Flag

Thought we could all use a little humor today after the longest Presidential election in US history concluded last night. I think most Americans are glad its over.

Last night was certainly a historic night for America. Regardless of what you think about Barack Obama's politics (and I greatly disagree with much of them), you can't deny that last night was a special turning point in this country as we elected the first African-American president.

I thought John McCain's concession speech was very moving and graceful.

McCain said, "My friends, we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly," Mr McCain said, flanked by his wife Cindy and running mate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd on a outdoor stage at a luxury hotel.

The Vietnam war veteran, who has often said that honor represents his highest ideal, showed a defeated soldier's nobility as he praised Mr Obama for inspiring millions of followers.

He continued by saying that Mr Obama's election would help the country heal its racial demons.

"This is an historic election. I recognise the special significance it has for African-Americans, for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.

"I've always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too."

He said, "I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him but offering our next president our goodwill and earnest effort to find ways to come together. Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans."

Truly humble and wise words from an honorable and courageous man.

We all should hope and pray for the best for President-elect Obama and his family and administration. We hope that the future will hold four our nation and us something better than what we have had in the past.

We hope for justice adn moral uprighteousness to prevail. We dream of leaders who will believe and stand for is right and act with courage and godliness. Most of all, we pray for leaders who will simply allow us to be free to serve the God we love. Upon these principles every Christian should agree.

Regardless of who is the President, in the future days there will be days of prosperity and there will be days of adversity. The best of presidents will not stop adversity and the worst of presidents will not permanently stop prosperity.

One fellow preacher blogger so beautifully put it this way: "There is a country where there is no president to elect, there is only a King. He is the Monarch of Monarchs and the King of Kings. His rule is just and perfect; His power is holy and awesome. There is none like Him, no not one. In the midst of the United States Day of Change, the changeless one seeks you! His thoughts have not been on red or blue states, but on the life you can live and the opporutnity, you have. Why haven't you taken advantage today? What are you waiting on?" (The Preacher's Pen)

May God bless our newly elected President and our nation,

Rob Prater

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