Tuesday, November 04, 2008

A HISTORIC & HEALING MOMENT FOR AMERICA


A historic and healing moment indeed for the United States of America...what it will bring only time will tell. My thoughts after tonights elections...

As I watched John Mccain concede his speech tonight with grace, I was smiling in my heart with a sense of pride. Not because he lost, but because of the character that shined through his gracious words. He is a true hero, a great leader and a man who truly loves his country.

As I watched next president elect Barak Obama inspire millions of American's to believe & hope for change I could only think what a historic and healing moment this must mean for so many African American's and immigrants in this country. Even for myself, as a Chinese American it was a healing and touching moment. "Yes we can!"

As I sat back, thought for a moment and prayed to God I simply said, "God you are sovereign and my trust is in You, thank You for the healing that is taking place in this nation...God bless America."

The United States of America is a great country. Our democratic process allows us the freedom of choice to choose our leaders, shape our society and believe for change. Politics can be a touchy issue for most American's, it can divide us, but tonight I felt like it united us.

John Mccain could have made a concession speech on the why not and what should've, instead he chose to share words of grace towards his opponent, acknowledged the historic moment and how we need to now support our next president elect and reach across party lines to make this country and world a better place to live in. There was such a deep sense of honor, courage, character and grace that was shown in his words...it made me feel like a true American.

"This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight. I've always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too. But we both recognize that though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation's reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound.

A century ago, President
Theodore Roosevelt's invitation of Booker T. Washington to visit -- to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters. America today is a world away from the cruel and prideful bigotry of that time. There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African American to the presidency of the United States. Let there be no reason now -- let there be no reason now for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth." Listen and read the rest of his inspiring speech John Mccain Speech

At the same time, Barak Obama gave a powerful acceptance speech explaining that we are not democrats or republicans, white or black, hispanic or asian, male nor female, straight or gay, but we are American's bonded together as one nation under God, we are not blue America or red America, but we are the United States of America and we all need to do this together to rise above our challenges and change the world for the better.

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America -- I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you -- we as a people will get there," Obama said in Chicago, Illinois. Read Obama's Speech

I have friends Christian and non-Christian who voted for Obama and others for Mccain. I personally voted for Mccain because he aligned more with my values and beliefs. As for Obama, although I don't agree with many of the policies, values and approach to politics he holds for America, I nonetheless applaud him for his love for America and give great due respect to his leadership. I believe in times like these, we who trust in Christ must be able to agree to disagree.

We need to pray for our newly president elect daily and pray for God's will to be done in this great nation in these critical times. We have great challenges ahead of us: worldwide economic turmoil, war on terrorism, global warming, eradicating systemic poverty, the protection of life and family, spiritual lostness and the list goes on. How will we do this? We can only do this if we do this "together" we must pray together, act together and believe together for a better tomorrow starting today.

Today is a new day for America. We live in a new millennial generation that is believing and acting towards a new America and a new world. It was no doubt that what made the difference in the election this year were the young twenty somethings who rallied voters on colleges, universities and communities to vote for the first time in swing states. In my heart, I believe after this election we are moving more and more towards a bi-partisan Washington D.C., a generation that will bridge the gaps and marry righteousness and justice together to flow like a mighty river through the nations.

As I finished my time of prayer tonight, in my spirit I saw a picture of a "bridge" and that is my prayer for America and this new generation, "Lord, I pray that you would bless America, bless Barak Obama and the leaders of our nation to lead this country in righteousness and justice. Your will be done and Your kingdom come. Bridge the gaps, reconcile our differences, make us one country under God, keep us humble, give us strength, and instill in us courage to overcome our differences and to rise up to the challenges that face us, may this be our greatest moment and may You have Your way in all things. We repent for any sins committed in the past, and the sins that will be committed as a nation in the future we ask for mercy and grace to do what is right. Whether we agree or disagree with those who lead in office, Lord we pray for our nations leaders and ask that You speak to them daily, guide them in your righteous right paths and let America be a shining light in the darkness of this world. In Jesus name Amen."

JMA

9 Comments:

At 11/04/2008 11:18:00 PM , OpenID morninstarblade said...

thanks for posting that up. i think i needed to read that. :)

 
At 11/05/2008 03:52:00 AM , Blogger Shiron said...

New History?! New World Order?!

Churches! Wake Up! The battle has just begun! What do you think you are getting into?!!! Welcome to the battle field, America! Don't relax now! Be alert! Stand on guard! Now is the time to keep praying!

Pray! Pray! Pray!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like JMA!!! Hahaha! Obama! You think it's going to be easy! No way la!!

Pray! Pray! Pray!!! 4 years? 8 years? (If no divorce) Almost a decade! Oh my!!!! Welcome to America!!! A long-term battle field from now on!

Hahaha! Obama! Don't be happy too soon! Oh! I forgot! You just got married! Honeymoon period?!!!

Churches!!! Wake up! It's not your wedding! You are not marrying Obama/Democrat! Keep watch! Let's see what he's going to do with America!

Hahaha! Obama! God bless America! Congratulations on you wedding! Oh my!!!!

(Sorry JMA I just can't help it. Thanks if you publicize it.)

 
At 11/05/2008 11:17:00 AM , OpenID rachaelfaith said...

I may not be US resident or a citizen, but as a child of God,I would like to say, God didn't give up on anyone of us, and I don't think He would give up on him. Pls just continue to pray for him, and that he might be changed by the Holy Spirit.

Juz thought I would share this after watching the news...=)

 
At 11/05/2008 12:38:00 PM , Blogger Brian said...

amen bro :)

 
At 11/05/2008 07:20:00 PM , Blogger Some1 said...

Grats!! CA passed prop8 :)

 
At 11/06/2008 08:20:00 AM , Blogger Estee Joy said...

"There was such a deep sense of honor, courage, character and grace that was shown in his words..."

Couldn't be more true.

 
At 11/06/2008 08:02:00 PM , Blogger katzy s said...

maybe revial will come via persecution. given what obama stands for, it can be likely. i'm not prophesying and all that but it's what i've observed. it's not a wonder why the house church movement is gaining popularity. maybe God is preparing for the Church to finally stop be a monument and turn into a movement like what we see in the Book of Acts, China, North Korea, Iraq, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc. yes, lets pray for Obama... for him to come to Jesus Christ. thats the only way he can lead this country righteously.

the fight is beginning to intensify in the heavenlies. it's time to worship, pray, and fast... and keep doing so. God be with us all!

 
At 11/08/2008 12:19:00 AM , Blogger Joseph said...

amen!
things are only getting much more exciting all over the world!
praise God that He chose to birth us at this very moment in mankind's history. what a privilege!

Christ be magnified!

 
At 11/08/2008 01:58:00 AM , Blogger Johnny Tsai said...

good words, brother. keep it movin and rockin!

 

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