My teens were in tears this morning. As one said, "I have to grow up in this world and this is scary." So what do we who were not so excited about the election results do now? We pray.
We told our girls that our hope is not in men but in God. We told them that as believers it is our duty to uphold our leaders in prayer and treat their office and appointment with respect.
We held our first family prayer this morning in a group hug. We prayed for President Elect Obama and his family. We prayed for our country and our people.
I had wondered how I would feel this morning when I realized my hopes were dashed in the early hours of the evening last night. God showed up big for me. I am not deluged with fear or anxiety. MY mind began to hum well loved hymns. It Is Well With My Soul, Great is Thy Faithfulness oh God my Father,...and my heart really did rest on the everlasting arms. My hope is not in the office of president, or the congress, or even this great country. "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name, On Christ the SOLID ROCK I stand all other ground is sinking sand."
It is a historical moment the first black American has been elected. Now what we do is gather together as a people and work hard. I am glad that the campaigning has ended it was very tiresome in the end. I am grateful that it was a clear and decisive win, so there is no haggling over vote counts and vote dibbits and any other such thing. I do wonder however why it doesn't take a photo ID card to PROVE you are who you say you are to vote. Isn't that odd? You need proof for everything else.
So it is onward and forward into a new world and regardless of what comes it will be well with my soul. "When Peace Like a River attendeth my way,....."