Many people believe that race has hung as an albatross over the neck of American politics since the Civil War. If electing Barack Obama to the presidency can remove that burden from us, so be it. I am glad to have it gone. However, I cannot personally be pleased about the results of last night’s election. The party that supports baby killing on demand—and hopes to make all of us pay for it regardless of our convictions against it—won the election.
Moreover, this story from Fox News demonstrates that life took a step backward in the U.S. yesterday. Physician assisted suicide passed in Washington, allowing them to join Oregon in encouraging the sick and weak to kill themselves. Also, in South Dakota and Colorado measures to restrict abortion failed. The Colorado bill was particularly discouraging, as it would have defined human life as originating at conception. And, of course, the president-elect thought it better to leave babies to die in trash cans than to do anything—including getting them out of the trash can—which might be considered a threat to the deplorable Roe v. Wade decision now considered the law of the land. In the words of the president of the National Abortion Federation, “The lesson here is that Americans, in states across the country, clearly support women’s ability to access abortion care without government interference.”
I hope she is wrong. I hope the Democrats are not able to pass the Freedom of Choice Act, which will not only codify abortion on demand but will also make me pay for it. And I hope we can maintain our convictions through an Obama presidency. There are so many negatives about the election of Obama to the presidency. I do not like his socialism, and I desperately hope he is ineffective as a president attempting to implement it. I don’t know, maybe we need a healthy dose of socialistic suffering in order to appreciate the freedoms we do still enjoy in America. But I am aware of the millions of people who have died in the name of socialism and communism. I cannot be glad we have taken even one small step in that deplorable direction.
The negatives of this election are great. Yet, we were able to see marriage gain victories last night. I do thank God for that grace to us. Marriage won a victory everywhere it was on the ballot—even in California apparently. Also, Arkansas passed reasonable legislation requiring adoptive parents to be married. Considering that children fare best in homes where a mom and a dad are equally present, this is a wise piece of legislation. Again, we can be pleased with this.
Above all else, I am thankful this morning for Jesus Christ, who, after making purification of sins, took his seat at the right hand of God and is now presently upholding all things by the word of his power. Oh, am I thankful for him. In the psalms this morning, I read the psalmist’s plea, “Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God.” I was reminded that the King in whom I hope is Jesus Himself. The psalmist (in Psalm 5) goes on to say, “As for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house.” And again, he says, “Let all who take refuge in You be glad. Let them ever sing for joy and may You shelter them.” It is God who blesses the righteous and surrounds them with His favor forever. Blessed be His holy name today and always.