Wednesday, 21 January 2009

History is made but God is behind the bigger picture.

I watched some of the inauguration with my children. Coincidently, we watched the one 4 years ago so maybe we are starting a tradition!! We got to the part after Barak Obama said his oath and then the girls went off to play. We didn't hear his speech or the somewhat controversial benediction.

My eldest girl loves history and I explained to her that we were watching history in the making. I was amazed to think that people in that crowd remember the days of segregation. They lived it and didn't just know about it through the pages of a history book. The same people were able to stand and watch an African-American man become President of the USA. That is amazing. I felt connected to people all over the world because of the Internet and there was a sense that I was joining in this momentous day.

My husband, a group of friends and myself are reading through the bible this year. A Challenge I suppose you would call it. They have set up a blog for comments and discussion. We have got to the part in Exodus where the Israelites have crossed the Red Sea and God has destroyed the Egyptians that were following them. What would you do in that circumstance? Well, Moses sang a song. And at this wonderful time in history when so much is riding on a man to turn a country around it was good to be reminded that our Saviour is God. 'The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my Salvation; He is my God, and I will praise HIm; my father's God, and I will exalt Him.' God has planned for this time in history to happen but Obama (or any world leader for that matter) cannot save us. Any authority a man has ultimately is from God Himself and it is wise for us to all remember that.

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