Today I only have tears of joy. I can’t believe I’ve been priviledged to see our country accomplish what I trust will be an amazing act of healing and unity. John McCain’s concession speech was truly gracious. He said that he will continue serving this great country and will help the new administration in any way he can. And he encouraged his supporters to do the same. (Reminiscent of “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”)In his victory speech, Barack Obama said, “I didn’t win this election; you, the American people, did.” While McCain had just finished saying to his supporters, “You did not lose this election, I did.” Two magnanamous remarks from two remarkable men. Neither of them had to be that humble, but they were. Both of them embody the spirit of America and embrace the ideal of government for the people, by the people, and of the people.
I, for my part, feel happy and peaceful as if all is right with the world. My trust and hope is not in Barack Obama — My trust and hope is in the giver of all good gifts, God our Father. In my heart I believe He smiled on us and said this is the man who will come closest to carrying out my plans for you American people, at least for the next four years. (See Romans Chapter 13, “…there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”)
We’re not the chosen nation, not the chosen people, but God has indeed blessed America. I’m going to take time today to thank Him for ever so many things!