SUMMING UP THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Here are some of my favorite quotes from other bloggers who have tried to sum up last night’s presidential election…

  • My son kind of stunned me with this thought: “Just think, Daddy, it was only 50 years ago that black people weren’t even allowed to vote in some places.” Whatever you think of Barack Obama’s politics, you can’t deny that this was a good night for the soul of America. (A Family Runs Through It)

  • The next person who whines in my presence about having to wait in line to vote is going to get a punch in the throat. Millions of people around the world live in Third World toilets where any clown with enough men and guns can declare himself “President for Life”. What do you think citizens of such a country would endure to have a vote? How dare any American gripe about minor inconveniences when so many people risk their livelihoods and lives to cast a vote, or don’t get to vote at all? (And Another Thing)
  • If your candidate won: proceed with caution. Don’t put too much trust in any leader. If your candidate lost: take a breath. The future is not nearly as bad as you expect. (And Another Thing)
  • I believe that respecting and honoring will be the most difficult for some. We have already shown a propensity to let down our moral guard and participate in slander, mockery, joking, etc. about our opponents, and seem to easily justify sin. But we are Biblically commanded to honor and respect those in authority. That should affect the things we watch on TV, the emails that we forward, the jokes that we tell. Sadly, it doesn’t and won’t for some disciples of Jesus. (The Blog Prophet)
  • There is much work to do today. Because the media leads off their coverage this morning with the words, “The first black President”…there is still racism in America. Because the Secret Service broke up a plot against President-elect Obama’s life last week…there is still hatred in America. Because the food lines at local homeless shelters are longer than the election lines were yesterday…there is still poverty in America. Because the churches of America were not packed out this past Sunday…there are still people far from God that will not be going to Heaven when they leave this Earth. Even though someday changes are coming to America…there is still much work to do today. (Church for Men – Florida)
  • The spending this year was amazingly atrocious… like two fat kids at a jello eating contest. (Murphy’s in American Samoa)
  • There is a country where there is no president to elect, there is only a King. He is the Monarch of Monarchs and the King of Kings. His rule is just and perfect; His power is holy and awesome. There is none like Him, no not one. I relish myself in the thought, that when I awaken tomorrow to read, see and hear the news of the new president, it does not matter because my goals are the same … Heaven! My King is still my King, my work is ever before more, and I must bring the truth into everyone’s presence whether great or small. (The Preacher’s Pen)

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (The Apostle Paul)

What are your feelings this morning?

(Comment of the Day: Monalea said… “I know I vote, but it is God that puts kings on thrones and men in power.So if I keep my eyes off the waves and focus on Christ I can walk on water.”)

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  1. Scott says:

    Cautiously optimistic.

  2. That Girl says:

    Strangely calm

  3. Mommysmart says:

    I am just feeling a song (be glad that I am typing instead of singing)…..

    Blessed be your name
    In the land that is plentiful
    Where the streams of abundance flow
    Blessed be your name

    Blessed be your name
    When I’m found in the desert place
    Though I walk through the wilderness
    Blessed be your name

    Every blessing you pour out,
    I turn back to praise
    When the darkness closes in, Lord
    Still I will say…
    Blessed be the name of the Lord
    Blessed be your name
    Blessed be the name of the Lord
    Blessed be your glorious name

    Blessed be your name
    When the sun’s shining down on me
    When the world’s all as it should be
    Blessed be your name

    Blessed be your name
    On the road marked with suffering
    Though there’s pain in the offering
    Blessed be your name

    You give and take away
    You give and take away
    My heart will choose to say
    Lord, Blessed be your name

  4. Jon says:

    I just posted this on the blog prophets comments.
    “We were commanded to honor and respect our leaders, at a time when Democracy wasn’t even a notion and abortion wasn’t a lifestyle. So I’m going to pray for guidance about how to behave today. I will always speak for the unborn. Thank You very much.

  5. Tim Archer says:

    I’m just glad all of this is over. Now maybe Christians will get back to the business of the kingdom.

    Grace and peace,
    Tim

  6. DJG says:

    I am optimistic. I hope those who favored McCain as I did will hear his words that Obama is OUR President and we should all work together for the good of OUR country. I do believe that things will not be as bad as even I have feared….and I will spend much more time in prayer for a leader that scares me…

  7. Monalea says:

    I know I vote, but it is God that puts kings on thrones and men in power.

    So if I keep my eyes off the waves and focus on Christ I can walk on water.

    Monalea

  8. cwinwc says:

    Although my guy didn’t win I’m stil proud to be an American. Unlike many countries in the World, there will be a peaceful transition of power.

    I’m thankful to be a Christian for like Jesus in the Roman Centurion and Paul in Titus 1, I can claim truth when it matches up with biblical truth from an outside source and not be shaken.

    I’m charged everyday as a Christian to as Paul says in I Thessalonians 5:16 – 22, to test everything, hold on to what is good and reject what is harmful.

    In light of asking God to bless our new President, I’ll continue to try to be light to the world around me, no matter who is President.

  9. KevinH says:

    The quotes above from And Another Thing and The Blog Prophet reflect much of what I feel. Now is the time for all of us to come together and get back to loving our neighbor, regardless if his house is painted red or blue.

  10. Angie says:

    Deja Vu—1992? Hopefully this one will be less embarrassing over the long haul. Three branches of government provide checks and balances thanks to the wisdom of some VERY old men. And…God is STILL in control.

  11. Haley says:

    The Church for Men quote brought tears to my eyes; so very true. Thanks for sharing a sum of thoughts.

  12. Larissa says:

    I was feeling a little ho hum this morning, even a little angry. But I’m getting myself to the place where I think we should all be and remembering that just because we have a new president doesn’t mean that God has ever lost or ever will lose His thrown. There are no mistakes.

    So with that, I have learning to become more positive. Who knows? What some of us are uncomfortable with doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. It’s just different than what we were thinking was best or had wanted.

    The thing that concerns me most is the the respect issue. Like the quote from Blog Prophet. I’m afraid of the people who have the hatred in their hearts and only see one thing. I hope somehow we will all become more respectful and trust that we ARE one nation under GOD…regardless of who is president.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I’m glad it’s over and I will do everything I can do to respect and honor him. God tells me to and on top of that God is still on the important throne and Jesus has still risen. No worries. Things may go better or worse but God is still in charge, and we didn’t get Obama’s first opponent. gmj

  14. Stoogelover says:

    When John McCain became the front-runner for the Republican Party, I conceded the election to Obama. I’m not as stressed today as I was the first time Bill Clinton was elected. As bad as I thought it would be under his presidency, in retrospect he did a fairly amazing job of staying in the center. So I hope for the best and stay focused (or try to) on my real citizenship.

  15. Kim says:

    I pass a billboard on the way to work every morning that says:

    Democratic Party
    Republican Pary
    Toga Party
    ONLY IN AMERICA!!

    Amen to that. I am with you Trey. We should NEVER complain about the minor inconveniences of voting. I am so thankful to live in a country where we honestly get to choose who leads us.

    Having said that, God is still God. He sets up rulers and kings and He takes them down. It is way past time for Christians to be like Daniel in our circumstances. We need to be on our faces to our Father in Heaven and be a people of wisdom and discernment when we are in the world. Daniel could not have been in a more hostile political situation and yet he approached everything he did with wisdom and respect for the government he served and he never betrayed God in the process. He was relevant, respectful and faithful in surroundings that were dangerous. We can learn ALOT from that.
    As Jon said, I too will always speak out for the unborn. What we have allowed in this country as it relates to abortion is beyond comprehension to me.
    I will also pray for the man God has allowed to be president in our country. I don’t agree with many of the policies that he speaks out for. I think they are not in line with God’s will. But if God can change Pharoah’s heart, He can certainly change our President’s.
    I will ask that God blesses him with wisdom and discernment. I will ask that God open’s the eyes of his heart. I will also be praying for his safety because I know there are many people in this country who would like to cause him, his wife and his precious daughters harm.
    I will continue to pray that God’s people will humble themselves and pray and turn from evil so God will forgive us and heal our land.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Years ago I was told we would never see this day! How blessed I feel to be here to see this day.

    For years I have prayed that when I look at someone, no matter who they are, where they are from, or how they look, that I will see God in their face because God created us in His image. And I pray that when someone looks at me that they will see the same in me.

  17. Fillmycup says:

    Well said/quoted Trey.

    Today, I have the same feelings as your son. America has come a long way (even though we have a long way to go) and that is pretty cool! As a teacher I took delight that today I got to teach American History that didn’t center around a tragedy. I saw joy and excitement about democracy in the eyes of 10 year olds. No matter what your party, that we can be proud of.

    I am feeling excitement and hope for the future. I feel optimistic for the youth of our country. If America can come this far in 60 years, what can we do with the next 60? What hurdles will we overcome?

  18. Will says:

    we are still here…I didn’t vote for him. but I have never been more proud to be an american. Finally, we are practicing in reality what our motto is, “every man created equal”

  19. underthebigbluesky says:

    they are just fallible men. all of them.

    we make choices, the best we can everyday.

    i am an obama supporter. i hope he uses his heart to lead this country because for once i feel hope in my heart.

    just because the election is over, don’t forget to keep fighting for what you believe is true in your heart.

  20. Odgie says:

    Trey,

    Thanks for the links.

  21. preacherman says:

    It felt so good yesterday making a history difference in America. I think it is great that white, blacks, asians, hispanics and other numerous races came together as one to elect Barack Obama. I strongly believe that the wall of racism in america has indeed fallen. Dr. Martin Luther Kings dream now has become a reality. It is wonderful. No longer can anyone of any race blame race for failure. I think America is going to be moving in a wonderful direction over the next four years. As believers we need to be praying for our country, for Barack Obama, and Joe Biden. We need to pray for their leadership. I think the McCain supporter will come together as a nation and support Barack Obama as president of the United State of America. I think it going to be wonderful!!! Thanks again Trey for this great post. Keep up the great work brother.

  22. Anonymous says:

    i voted for mickey mouse,
    hey from o-town

    blogprophet

  23. Anonymous says:

    Trey,
    I read your blog everyday but this will be my first comment. I am as one person already noted “cautiously optimistic” . History was made Tuesday and we do need to pray for and support the President of our country but I have to say that I do not appreciate it when people make comments such as “I think it is great that white, blacks, asians, hispanics and other numerous races came together as one to elect Barack Obama. I strongly believe that the wall of racism in america has indeed fallen.” I have seen and comments similar to this several times in the past day. I would hope that people vote for their candidate based on his/her beliefs in how they want America to move forward — not because of race. For those who did not vote for Obama it seems to lump us into the category of being racist. For me race had nothing to do with it and I think it was the same for most of those who didn’t vote for him.

    Vail in MS

  24. TREY MORGAN says:

    Vail … thank for reading my blog. I’m honored. You made a very good point that needed to be made. Thanks. I hope you’ll comment again :)

    Blessings,

    Trey

  25. hunter says:

    We should always pray for the leaders of nations, all nations. I find it interesting that someone mentioned praying that Obama’s heart would be changed. I prayed the same for George W. Bush – that his heart would be changed. But for entirely different reasons. I am excited and hopeful about our new president. The thousands of faces in the crowd at Grant Park were all different sizes, shapes, colors, ages — that is what America is about!

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