Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let Me Say This...This is an Historic Day For African Americans

No, I did not vote for Obama, but let me just say...

I rejoice for what this day means to the Black community. Let me say this though I didn't vote for him, I will support him in prayer. I will continue to believe that God is the One who appoints leaders and that He did indeed appoint Obama. I will trust God and thank Him.
I am rejoicing for African Americans.
I wish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his Wife Coretta Scott King could have seen this moment.
This is the first time Blacks really get to shine as never before.
I am very happy for all African Americans and for this huge break through for them.
Our country has come a long way. Today I feel the same way I'd have felt if the Clintons were back in power. I'm not happy with the politics, but I can stop and rejoice with the Black community. I'm thrilled for them and what this means to them. God bless America and our President Obama and his family. May God guide him and give him wisdom. "The Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men, and sets over them anyone He wishes." Daniel 5:21
"...Pray for those in authority over you..." 1 Timothy 2:2
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Heather said...

this is a very nice post.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kathi, What a great post. I am not happy about the principals Obama stands for. In fact, they scare the daylights our of me. But, I do trust in god to look over us no matter what happens. I am happy for this change in history. I remember as a little child that thae black children weren't even allowed on the same beach as the white children. I have a lost of sad.. memories like that. I am so glad those days are behind us. God would not like to see his children hurting each other in such a way.
Hugs, Terrie

Kathi said...

Thank you Heather and Terrie


Sharon said...

This is a historical day and it is exciting. I know that God is in control of everything and He reigns.

Have a happy evening!

Love, Sharon

Jan Parrish said...

Great post Kathi. I have such mixed emotions. But, God is in control.

Having our first black president is a wonderful, historical step for our country. I just wish his politics were a little closer to my own.

I'll be praying for the new first family and our country as we heal from this economic crisis.

luvmy4sons said...

A lovely post full of grace and truth!

grey like snuffie said...

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King

Nice post. It is a historic day. I know I do not grasp the depth of what African Americans history has been. And to know that even some of your own countrymen were some of the ones selling your ancestors off to be sent out of Africa to who knows where. Mind boggling how to get beyond it all and allow God to redeem it and not grow bitter.

I pray that whatever altar experience President Elect Obama had in the past has truly opened the door for the Holy Spirit to reside within him. While I have not heard all his statements to line up with God's Word---pray I will for I can not imagine what a hard position he is now in.

God have Your way with us---make us diligent to pray beyond this election---for the spiritual perspective of Your plan for our country.

Have a wonderful day with Him Kathi!

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a lovely encouraging post, Kathy. May the country rally together despite our differences and continue to pray.

~~Deby said...

Well said..Kathi....and praying that through all of this we as a country will be even more *color-blind*----GOD IS !!!

Elena said...

I agree with a whole heart! I was thinking the exact same thing and talked about it with my husband over dinner last night:)

the voice of melody said...

Yes, whether or not we voted for him, the fact is that he's the new President and we must pray for our leaders. He and his family will need all of our prayers in the months and years ahead.

Many sweet blessings!

Judy said...

What a very nice post Kathi. No matter who would have won God is the one we need to look up to and follow.
Have a wonderful evening.

Chiloe said...

YOu are absolutely right: you may or not agree with him but what an amazing day! When you think that 50 years ago , they had no right! Let's hope everything goes well for him .

Cottage Contessa said...

Good morning sweetie! What a lovely post, you have such a lovely kind heart Kathi. A lot of Australians aren't happy with our Prime Minister either, so it makes me wonder who in fact voted for him! lol Over here voting is compulsory, and incurs heavy fines or jail time if you don't vote, but even though there are lots of people who do vote properly and put a lot of thought into their decision, there are still those that do what we call a "donkey vote". That means that they didn't fill out the electoral card properly and then their annon vote isn't counted either way. So I guess that's how we got our PM! lol We've all been talking over here too about the US elections, and watching the reports, and it seems pretty divided over here. Some aussies don't care either way, some think Obama will be good for the US, and others like myself are really quite concerned about what his type of politics will do to the USA, and it's ripple effect around the world.....including OZ! I guess what's done is done, so we just have to keep praying. Oh sweetie, I LOVE what you've done with the bookcase, it looks like you and I have had similar projects this week!. Can't wait for more photo's, I love seeing bits of the inside of youe home. Have a wonderful day Kathi!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Utah Grammie said...

Beautiful - and I applaud your sensitivity and kindness. Yes, God with take care of us - always has, always will. Thanks for such an awesome posting!

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Thanks Kathi, for the wise encouraging comment you left about husbands. My Justin is a good provider and a loving husband and father and deserves to come home to a wife that isn't constantly nagging. I will turn the other issues over to God:))

Deb said...

Hi Kathi, thanks for stopping by my kitchen post. You had no reasons to explain your position to me, as we all have the right to vote as we wish, and no one, no matter which way they chose to vote would ever have any problems from me. But, I do want to say that my vote was not cast for Barak Obama because of the color of his skin. I feel that I weighed the issues and chose the best man for the job. My post today will explain my reasons for my choice for President. Deb

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Kathi! Your post was beautiful. Even though the election didn't go in my favor either, I'll remember this sentiment that a dear lady in our church shared.
No matter who wins the election...
Prayer will still work.
The Holy Spirit will still move.
Good will still inhabit the praises of his people.
There will still be God-anointed teaching and healing.
There will still be singing of praises to God.
There will still be room at the Cross.
Jesus will still love you.
Jesus will still save the lost.

Keli said...

I just want to say how beautifully written this post is. I did not vote for him but I'm going to agree with you totally on your entire post! Good for you for being the bigger person! Thank you for reminding us as Christians, how we should be acting.

Michelle said...

Wonderful post, Kathi :)

Have a great day!


Mrs.Ruiz said...

Very well spoken Kathi:)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I feel like you do. I did not vote for him, however I will support him as my President. It is a great joy to see a Black American family in our Whitehouse. Times sure have changed and no doubt that Abraham Lincoln is doing a happy dance today.

Great post! Praise God. He also says not to fret. It is in His hands now.


Sondra said...

Yes, Kathi you are so right about praying for our leaders. We personally cannot change some things, but God can...and prayer is powerful.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Oh, and you post below was very moving. Wonderful two posts here.

A Romantic Porch said...

Kathi, This posting is So beautiful...I will be praying for him/them definitely. I agree with what you've said here and the American dream served them well. xo rachel

The Knutz Family said...

Hola from Mexico Kathi! Your post was very well said. Every part of me agreed with you whole-heartily. God picked Obama and we can trust Him fully. I am also happy for the black community. They so deserve this.

I feel a little left out of all the excitement clear over here in Mexico! I was unable to tune in today. All my TV is in Spanish.

Carol said...

Your post is just what I needed today. I'm going to write that scripture down & post it on my fridge.

Liz said...

Kathi, this post really speaks to your character. I have family who did not vote for Obama and they could never have said the kind words you wrote here. Of course, this doesnt surprise me about you in any way! :) It's so true, I'm proud for all my African American friends, and I'm proud of how far our country has come.

Kathy said...

Well said, Kathi!


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