The day has come, a day of change. At least that is what I keep hearing. It is rather disturbing to me that so many people are putting all of their hopes on President Obama. They act like he alone can fix a failing economy that has been self-destructing over a period of time. They have hopes that he’ll somehow bring all our soldiers home. He’ll fix health care; he’ll change our failing education system. Our country is looking for a savior and thinks they have found one in President Obama.
Before the inauguration began everyone on the Mall in D.C. started chanting “Obama! Obama!” It actually made me cry. It also made me a little afraid. President Obama has become an idol, a god to some of these people. Though, I do suppose that there were many slaves that looked at Abraham Lincoln as their savior. What a horrible thing for a nation to do. What will society be willing to give up or agree to in order that we might have change? Will society create for itself a greater bondage? What is going to happen as we as a nation turn our back on God and his principles? It has been happening over the years and it would seem that society is degenerating very quickly.
Now, I don’t think that President Obama is an evil man out to destroy America. I also think that it is going to be very difficult for him to live up to the expectations that have been placed on him. One news commentator stated today that they thought that some of those expectations were brought on by President Obama’s own words in his speeches and books. Though I disagree with a lot of what he stands for I see great potential in him. I think that we need to pray for our new president; we need to pray hard. Just think what God can do with a man like him. He is an excellent orator and has very well thought out ideas. He has a huge amount of determination and is good at getting people to hope and dream again.
The most comforting thought I have for today and for the future is that God is in control. We don’t have to understand why things happen the way they do and we don’t have to know what God is doing. We just need to trust that He has a plan and He is accomplishing it. Today was also a reminder how much the people in this country need to know our Savior, Jesus Christ. Oh, that our nation would call out to God! Then we would truly see change.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2Ch 7:14)