Tonight, America elected a new President. Regardless of who you voted for, it is absolutely time to put aside partisan differences and collectively pray for the Obama family. Leadership is difficult and weighty. This family is about to be put through the ringer in a brand new way.
If your candidate lost, tuck in your pride and recognize that God is still God no matter who holds the office of President. If your candidate won, resist the urge to gloat and recognize that our nation needs unity and healing. Pray for wisdom for our new leader.
I was struck by several things over 4 hours of CNN coverage that Mike and I watched. First, McCain's concession speech smacked of honor and humility. I can't imagine that conceding would be easy for anyone. It certainly wasn't for me when I ran for Sr. class Vice-President in high school (thanks very much, Katie Keane,,,,I swear, I'm not holding a grudge.) I was impressed with McCain's reverent and submissive attitude. Second, Obama's victory speech was extraordinarily humble. His appeal to voters whose approval he "had not yet won" moved me.
I go to bed tonight hopeful for our nation, encouraged that the marginalized and oppressed have found a voice, and that God is still God no matter what.