Thursday, November 06, 2008

Momentous In Many Ways

Obama wins. Many are now left pondering what that means. What will that translate into for the next years and even decades? Even his supporters say they don't exactly know how it will look.

Did you watch? Were you taking in such momentous events? McCain's speech was his best (I admit openly that he was far from a favorite of mine and I felt that if only he had spoken like this all along I would have liked him much more.) He was humble, honoring, showing his love for this nation and people. He stirred me.

Did you then wait and watch Obama and his family as they took center stage before that vast, emotion-filled crowd of onlookers? The crowd's celebration took many forms, undulating from dance, chanting, smiles, laughter and shouts to reverential quiet reflection and tears. The moment was deeply moving. I found it gladsome to view that beautiful young black family on center stage as the newly elected first family of the US. I was gratified to see that the America I love was able to break through a barrier and bridge an ages old divide. Indeed, the bridge crossed was far-reaching and historic. It warmed my heart. It represented hope for healing, victory for a race once oppressed; it depicted liberty from bondage, an American ideal. Obama's words in that moment seemed promising: "To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn -- I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your president too."

Then I remembered. As I looked and watched, I remembered. This is the man who said that if a baby has survived the initial attempt at murder in the womb and is now laying on that table alive, we should shut the door and leave it there to die. Do not wrap and warm it. Do not nurture and care for it. Do not honor it enough to at least share those last moments (for that would be possibly too much to bear) but hide such shame and pretend it doesn't exist.

Obama has not acknowledged this as murder. He is either deceived or is a willing liar, and now he has deceived many who ought to know better. He has promised the Freedom of Choice Act as one of his first endeavors as President. Those without the Word have no sure foundation. They will be readily deceived. But those who claim His name are without excuse. God's heart can and should be known. His truth can and should be discovered. There is nothing mysterious or clouded about the legislation Obama proposes to support. It is directly opposed to God's word. Hideously opposed.

America has spoken loudly and clearly. "We will endorse you and your words with our vote. Even if we don't agree with abortion we will willingly call such an act good, as long as you promise free education, free health care, free food. We feel these, rather than the Biblical recommendation for the purpose of government, are the more important things that government should provide. So, yes -- we, as a nation, will allow our young to be sacrificed if you will promise to take money from that rich man and give it to us. If it means making such compromise and sacrifice to get such benefits, we will do it."

"How long, oh Lord? How long will You endure such wickedness? And how long will You watch Your people play the harlot as they dance and cavort with this wickedness and enjoy such lies? I know that Your mercies are new every morning but I also know that because of Your love and mercy You send judgment.

You know, oh Lord. You alone know. And I rejoice in such infinite love, such enduring mercy, such intimate knowledge. I choose this day to rejoice in You alone -- forever and ever. Amen."

22 Comments:

Blogger TrashTidBits said...

I appreciate your post and you sharing your heart. This election has caused a stirring in my soul and an renewed interest in seeing God's righteouness prevail.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Michelle Perez said...

Yes, yes, yes, there is a battle before us and your words have reminded me that we must fight on.

3:35 PM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

What an opportunity we have before us to pray and see God move hearts.

Let's go for it!

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Darlene, for sharing so beautifully, as you always do. Your passion here is sobering and heartfelt at the same time. I'm still in the "grieving" stage but, with the Lord's Word and Promises, I will move forward! Praise God! Thanks again! Keep posting and encouraging us all! (as you do so well!)

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Selah said...

Thank you, Darlene. Your writing is so one with my heart that I felt like we had sat and wept and prayed and coffeed before you wrote. But God! Our God will make a show openly of the works of the enemy and triumph victoriously!
Amen! Thank you. Love you.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Amen! :)

I agree that is IS pretty hard to hold on to your initial thoughts when you see this man.. he is such a charismatic figure. And although it means SO much for the black community to have elected a president who looks like them, murder is still murder and should be addressed as such.

I'm getting serious antichrist-visions when I see Obama. You know.. a charismatic leader who is loved by everyone and would even deceive the chosen people.. but, you know.. of course I won't be accusing him like that.. I just saw some similarities ;)

greetings from the netherlands!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Colin said...

If this:
"There is nothing mysterious or clouded about the legislation Obama proposes to support."

was in response to this comment I made on Josh McGraths 'note':
"But how things would play out from there is very cloudy."

then what I was saying was not understood clearly.

I also said this:
"Also, more importantly, I do not want Obama to sign the Freedom of Choice Act."

And when I said "cloudy" I was referring to what would have happened regrading the overall abortion issue following a McCain victory. I hope your "cloudiness" comment wasn't directed at me. In case it was I wanted to clarify what was said.

Otherwise, good thoughts about these recent events!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Hi again!

How I found your blog.. ooh, I really don't remember the exact way, but I had a little too much time on my hands.. and then I clicked on a link on one of the sites in my blogroll.. and maybe another one.. and another one.. and up came your site! *lol*

Greetings from the netherlands!

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