Are you ready for a miracle?
So, this will likely be my last political post until our next presidential election but I did want to leave you with one message.
Barack Hussien Obama will take the oath of office tomorrow (or today, depending on when you’re reading this) and will be our president for at least the next four years. And I just have a little advice for all Americans waiting anxiously for the “change” that’s coming.
Please don’t look to Obama as some sort of Savior. Take responsibility for yourselves. He can’t and won’t rescue you from piling credit card debt. Or when your insurance company won’t cover your unexpected surgery. Or when you’re laid off from your job due to downsizing.
In fact, if he is breathing and still human, then he will let you down. Don’t forget that there was once a time when President George Bush had a 97% approval rating. But how quickly America was to turn and throw him under the bus the moment things got hard.
Will you do the same to Obama?
Gas prices will rise. Someone won’t get their hurricane relief fast enough. Too much money will be given to a cause you don’t believe in. Not enough money will be given to a cause you do believe in. One of his advisers will have an affair. The promise of “change” just didn’t turn out the way you thought it would. His vice-president might even shoot someone while on a hunting trip.
You’ll definitely have the choice at some point during this presidency to either support him despite his short-comings or burn him at the stake for the mistakes you feel he made. There’s no doubt, hard times will come.
While we weren’t in control of anything he did, I think as a Christian community, we failed President Bush. I think we took advantage of the fact that we (if you did) voted in a Christian. A praying man, a man of faith. We thought we had it in the bag. But he still needed our prayerful support. I don’t know about you, but I know I didn’t pray for him as I should have. In fact, I can’t remember ever praying for him specifically–but only when times were tough for myself, my church or my parents.
I didn’t pray for the decisions he made. I didn’t pray for the people in his cabinet. I didn’t pray for his relationship with Christ. I didn’t pray for his marriage. I didn’t pray for his family. I didn’t pray for how he used his influence.
That is my challenge and advice for all of you. Don’t expect some miracle for America to come from Barack Obama. God can do anything through any man. He even spoke through donkeys. And for some reason, God’s allowing Obama to be president.
So, pray for him and pray for our nation. After all, if we as Christians don’t pray… who will?