Wednesday, November 05, 2008

US Election

The news - take your media pick - are full of analysis and observations and predictions and all the other stuff that new media persons produce so the rest of us can waste out time reading, listing, watching, blogging, twittering about it.

But more than that, we need to remember to pray for our leaders... whether or not we agree with their policies.

Here are some links:
  • Obama's acceptance speech - it was a good one.

  • McCain's Concession speech - classy.

  • A great article in the Onion: Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."
  • Ed Stetzer writes "...regardless of who wins, some American Christians will be frustrated and disheartened. This is a difficult election for many Christians, but it should not-- it cannot-- eclipse our mission. And while politics and presidents can connect to the outworking of our faith, God uses the preaching of the gospel in word and deed to bring redemption to the broken, forgiveness to the sinful, hope to the lost and the real "change we need." It is not an elected official who will transform the country, but the grace of God at work in his church-- that is what changes lives, transforms cultures and turns cities upside down. November 4th will come and go, but our mission remains the same, and our hope remains secure. That's change we can believe in."

1 comment:

nadine said...

Clearly, we're related. My thoughts on last night were:

1. Great Obama speech! (PS His speechwriter is 26. That intimidates me.)
2. Gracious McCain. Unbelievably so.
3. The Onion is hilarious. And I was going to blog that article.

So essentially, you blogged for me. Thanks :)