Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jesus for President

So we have a new president....history is in the making with the first ever African-American president in office. There are a lot of people really upset that Obama won. I'm actually more apathetic to be completely honest. I knew...and I think everyone saw it was didn't take like some major prophecy. I may have voted for McCain, but in all honesty, I was never persuaded to like one more than the other. I did really like Palin and think that they could of had great potential as President and VP, but there is nothing we can do about it now and whining and bashing Obama will not fix anything. A lot is going to happen in the next four years, and whether good or bad comes from his first term in the White House....I choose to have complete faith in God that He is still in control and everything happens for a purpose. He is the author and perfector of our faith and we must strive as a Nation to be a follower of Christ.... and to not let the government or that we don't like the new president rule our lives. Yes, it is important to believe in our government and follow it, but we cannot let the president be the deity of our lives that we look up to. Without letting Christ take the lead...we're not going to get anywhere. The book I'm reading is very appropriate for our Nation's situation today. The book is called Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne (who's coming to SBU in like 1 and 1/2 weeks!). It is an excellent eye-opener to learn how society should focus on love, humility, and the fact that how we have become so consumed by the politics of the world has become a problem. I will close out with a quote from Jesus for President that I think is really relevant to the way I feel right now.
"Maybe it's time for Christians all over the world to lay down the flags of their nations and together raise the banner of God. The Christian icon is not the Stars and Stripes but a cross-flag, and its emblem is not a donkey, an elephant, or an eagle but a slaughtered lamb"

1 comment:

Jana H said...

That's a great quote!!