Historic Election

I am 26 years old. This is the third election I have had the privilege of participation. And what an election it turned out to be (not to mention it has seemingly taken 2 years worth of an election). More excitement and electricity have surrounded this election than any i can remember in my life. No matter who won the election, history was going to be made.
On one hand we had the ability to continue make strives towards racial reconciliation and on the other hand we continue to move past a woman’s right to vote to gender equality. Many brave women and men have fought for either of the potential outcomes. We now live in a world where a mother can look at her daughter and honestly state that she can be anything she puts her mind to. Just the same, an African-American father can look at his son and with honestly make the same claim. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream has come to fruition. And I could not be more excited. Let us remember the letter to Galatia where Paul describes our new life in Christ Jesus. “for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:27-28)
I had made up my mind weeks before the election. I dug for information and voted early for the candidate that i felt would best represent my thoughts and beliefs. But as an American I made up my mind to support and pray for whichever candidate won. It is our American right to voice our opinion but it is also our duty to support our president. That doesn’t mean we have to agree but we should be supportive. I think of McCain’s concession speech where he urges both parties to come together in this time of need and I too hope that each one of us can look past politics and come together as a church and a nation.
We were a witness to history (and I’m not talking about LeBron)