Hope We Can Believe In

We have a new president elect. November 4th was a historic moment for our nation. We should be thankful to God that we as a nation have come to the point where we can elect an African-American as President. Unfortunately, my excitement over that moment was crushed by my grief for what Senator Obama's presidency may mean for the cause of the unborn. Abortion is to the 21st century what slavery was to the 19th century, but worse. I am saddened for what it might mean for half of all African-American babies whose lives end in abortion, according to recent statistics. Since 1974, 12 million African-American babies have been aborted.

But, as a follower of Christ I have hope and it is as hopeful as it was on November 3rd and as hopeful as it would have been on Nov. 4th if the election had gone differently. Psalm 146:3-5 says,

"Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God.”

Or as the hymn writer wrote,

"My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand."

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