After our MIA planning meeting last night, I got into my car, turned on the radio and heard John McCain giving his concession speech. I cried. I suddenly began to feel unsafe and cried some more when I thought about the unborn babies who might not enter this world here on earth because of the beliefs of our future president.
When I got home, I woke up Dawson, we talked about it and I also began to talk with God about the situation. One statement that I continued to say was, “I just don’t understand!” I don’t understand why Obama was elected into the position as president. However, I believe that Jesus began to talk to me, as I was talking to Him.
He reminded me that even though I may not agree with the person that was voted into the office of the presidency, the fact is – he is there. He has been placed in a position of authority above me (like your boss is at the place of your work – yes, I am a stay at home mom, but I have been in the working world, so this analogy worked just fine), and although I may not agree with some of his views and beliefs, I still need to respect him and pray for him.
“Pray for him?” I thought. “Are you serious?” As soon as I uttered these words, I knew that the answer was, “yes.” He has a target on his back, because of the position that he is in and he needs the divine protection of Christ over his life – he needs Christ, period! So, I began to pray for him – for his safety and for the safety of his family, for salvation, for a change in his heart and mind on the issue of abortion, and I also prayed for those that are in influential positions around him too (advisors, etc.).
Obviously, we have a free will. There are people that voted out of their free will for Obama and he is now the President-elect. I may not be happy with this outcome, but I do need to respect and pray for him and the decisions that will be made. He may be the next president of the U.S.A., but God is still God and He is still seated on the throne and is all powerful!
My sister (over at The Campbell Corner) has a great post about her take and response to the outcome of the election, and I encourage you to read it here.