Let me set something straight at the beginning of this post--this is not a Republican or a Democratic post. I am writing as a proud American.
Today, I am proud to be an American. We've all known that November 4, 2008 was going to be an historical election:
1) We are going to have our first African-American president.
or 2) We are going to have our first female vice-president.
This country has made great strides to live into the meaning of "all men (people) are created equal."
This has been a very emotional election. Every four years, a passion is lit underneath people that we rarely see during any other season of our lives.
Whoever wins tonight deserves our honor and our prayers. Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2 are very clear that we are to honor our leaders. And Peter and Paul were writing during the times of brutal emperors.
Let us join in prayer as we ask God to mold our leaders into people who live close to Christ's heart--that they will be people of justice, mercy, and sacrifice.