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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WOO-HOO and a little Boo-Hoo

Amendment two passed with flying colors. Looks like, despite what the world would have us believe, a majority of people still think it should be Eve not Steve.
I'm not thrilled at the outcome of the presidential election. Of course, I wasn't thrilled with either ticket in its entirety. I AM frustrated though that some people have taken the whole thing a bit far. A student in my kids' Precept Class actually told them if Obama won, it would be the literal commencement of the end times. She basically told them Obama is the Anti-Christ. It's sad that many Christians use politics as an excuse for zealous, unfounded accusations, and even worse that they spread that to their children who don't even understand the full scope of what they are saying.
McCain's concession speech was amazing, and we should all take that as an example of keeping our behavior excellent, as 1 Peter tells us to do. 1 Peter also tells us, "Whoever speaks, {is to do so} as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves {is to do} {so} as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever." How often, of late, especially when it came to political matters, have any of us been able to say our speech is as one who is speaking the utterances of God? McCain came through tonight though with a speech that was both gracious and humble. May we all strive toward that same behavior :-).
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4 comments:

StephieK said...

I too was thrilled with Admendment 2 passing.
Last week, we encountered a similar conversation with a family member about Obama. It is so sad to see people act that way, but it has been some great teachable moments for my family.
McCain is such a class act. He was so very humble and gracious.

crispy said...

I take the whole politics thing as an opportunity to pray through scripture for our country and our leaders. You can know that in our home, words were carefully put as I shared the importance of protecting life (never used any details with my kids).

Anonymous said...

I agree that we should educate our children as to the process. We need to leave it alone at their level. i wonder what kind of security and hope telling children we are in the end times fosters? It is odd to me that Ammend 2 passed with an overwhelming vote. not only in FL but in AZ and CA. BUT Obama won the election and he doesn't support this type of measure. it tells me that America is a bit confused. I think that Obama's win was more out of frustration with the current powers that be and what they haven't gotten accomplished. The hearts of the American people must be changed to change our country around. I'm going to try to start with my own children :>)

amy w.

Randi Sue said...

You summed it up well.