Thursday, January 22, 2009

About Inauguration Day

This is not a primarily political blog. And yet the truth is so many of the issues that are expressed or labeled as political really are not. There are spiritual dimensions to most of what is going on in our world. So I believe it very appropriate to post some words I believe are very prophetic, very timely. They come from a black woman who loves the Lord first and foremost and loves people in truth. All the way back to the campaign she has been barraged with emails expressing what can only be accurately be described as worship and veneration for a "coming messiah" who is going to "save the country and the world". In fact, what she has written below was her response to an email from people who were simply gushing about celebrations in this country and around the world. Again, the tone is incredibly and frighteningly messianic. So this wise worshipper of THE SAVIOUR approaches the events of this week in an important context of biblical truth. With that, I will just post her wise reply to an email, with the encouragement to you to read my previous post about the need to pray for our leaders:

A black man has been elected president, that is amazing, that is historic, but politicians have always made promises. Can I choose to withhold judgment and joy for if and when I see change that is real and lasting? We poured out by the thousands waving our palm branches, might we also pour out by the thousands crying “crucify him” when he doesn’t meet our “savior-sized” expectations?

I reserve, my reverence and veneration for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I freely express my prayers to God my Creator for America’s new president, just like I’ve prayed for every leader before, however, I believe that real change cannot come through any man, black president or white. Whomever He uses, only God can enact the change that America and the world needs.

So I will lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth.


1 comment:

Pamela Morris said...

My sentiments exactly. At work , everywhere. Its a very strange aura about related to this. I have felt it from the beginning that there is this idol worship going on. I am trying to hold my tongue in judgement. But I am very concerned about America's attitude about this man.
From the beginning, the enthusiasm and speech that was associated with him has been that as if he is some type of Savior. God help us!!