Exit polls tell us that 69% of Christians did not vote for Barak Obama as the next President of the United States. Though many of us wholeheartedly agreed with Obama’s compassion for the underprivileged and uninsured, we could not support his candidacy because of his stand on the issues of homosexuality and abortion. Now that the majority of our nation has spoken and Barak Obama will be our next President, what’s next for us as Christian?
Above all, we must not become Obama-haters like so many became Bush-haters because they disagreed with his social standings. Proverbs 3:27 says—"Don't withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it." This is a historic election and we must not allow our disappointment diminish that fact or cause us to withhold good from him. We should be proud that our nation has crossed this racial divide and happy for those who helped achieve such an extraordinary, celebrated occasion.
We must continue our Prayer Warriors effort for the new (Obama) administration, for that is the greatest good we can do. 1 Timothy 2:1-4—I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men: for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.
Pray that President Barack Obama will love the truth, have wisdom, display courage and integrity, be sharp in insight and quick in discernment, surround himself with godly staff members and advisers, and enjoy God's protection over himself and his family.
Let us praise and support President Obama when we agree with him, work and negotiate with him when we see willingness and openness, stand against him when we disagree with him, but we must never withhold the goodness of our prayers!
In Christian love,