I got to see history made today (well yesterday since it is early morning now). I watched 44th President Barack Obama sworn in as the first African American President of the United States. To be honest, I really didn't think it was going to be worth my time, but in reality, I am very glad I watched because it was really eye-opening. There was a lot of things that went on at the ceremony that I believe were great. Rick Warren said the opening prayer...he got to declare Jesus' name to the entire world. I know that God has a plan for Obama this country. He is an All-Knowing God and even though all of my views do not totally match President Obama, I have faith that he is a good and generous man that will do great things with this country. I was very pleased and impressed that he used scripture in his speech, and that he spoke about the need to help poverty. I signed a petition for the ONE campaign ensuring that he did. I even sent him a thank you through ONE to express my appreciation for his commitment to helping our world's increasing problem in poverty. I will end my post with he had to say about it...because it was great and important.
"To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it." -President Barack Obama--Jan. 20, 2009