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."