I am so disappointed with the reactions because of the election. Okay yes Obama won and McCain lost. Let me explain how my evening went on a Christian university campus:
I was sitting in my dorm room writing a paper, not watching the election info. This was a little before 11 pm. All of a sudden I heard a roar break out outside my building. To my surprise I walked out of my dorm room to find Obama supporters and McCain supporters screaming. The Obama fans were cheering in joy and praise while the McCain supporters were responding saying Obama is the anti-christ, etc. Okay seriously. Did that really happen? Noise like crazy. Now mind you I am an RA on campus therefore things involving noise past 11 pm I have to deal with. I thought it was something simple. I began to ask people politely to quite down. I was not focusing my attention on one group of supporters. Soon enough most of the RAs around campus had to begin to walk around calming people. For over two hours I asked people to respectively cheer [or mourn for the McCain supporters] to find other places away from the dorms.
This is where I am disappointed at students at Southeastern University, BOTH Obama and McCain supporters!!! Christian students slander another individual saying he is the anti-christ however that is arrogant and self-righteous. I heard so much talk about McCain being the godly man and Obama being the devil that I felt sick. But it got worse. In my process of asking people to calm down, a certain group of African-American individuals felt the need to slander me. Now I am no racist. I am anything but a racist. I have friends of every race and ethnic group! I never once mentioned or implied my political status or the like, however this group of African-American individuals felt the need to call me a Nigger Hater [sorry for the language!]. Tell me that wasn’t a racist comment by them?! They continued to say that if McCain won we [the RAs] wouldn’t be doing anything about the noise. Yeah but how could they make that claim without me ever stating my beliefs to begin with?
So here is what I think. Southeastern University, as well as the church, is divided and has lost their focus on God. The fact that Jesus stood for order and unity yet we can’t even act like Christians without division?! Really!? I am sick to my stomach right now because of the things, the words, the actions, that I saw on a campus, and even the church, that is supposed to represent God. I don’t care if you voted Democratic, Republican, or third party- REPRESENT GOD BEFORE POLITICS! We as the church wonder or play the blame game as to why our nation is the way it is. Here is my answer: we have failed our nation by representing ourselves instead of God.
So now we have a new president. Congrats! Really I do mean that because I feel that the man who won is the person God intended to win because it was right. Right doesn’t always mean godly, good, or anything else. And I don’t mean that to say anything against Obama either. Mainly I wanted to point out that FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS we have President Obama. We may not be able to know what God is doing but there is something we can do. Prayer is powerful. If you voted for Obama then congrats. If you voted for McCain then oh well. Regardless of your political stance, prayer for your leaders and those established in authority is Biblical. If you want change in either way, PRAY FOR IT! God now just asks for obedience from His body, however dis unified it might be, to take a call to prayer. I leave you with this:
II Chronicles 7:14
“If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land.”
[Oh and no political debate on what you believe regarding McCain vs. Obama- I will delete it]