Those are the only words I can use to describe the events that quickly engulfed the world early yesterday evening, when Barack Obama cannonballed into John McCain’s electoral college swimming pool and emptied it out with one swift splash.
McCain, no doubt, is still drenched from the soaking he received at the hands of Obama’s relentless victory-making machine. He seemed listless and unfocused at his concession speech, while Palin shed bitter tears of defeat behind him. After all, this was her time; her moment to shine; her chance to grasp the brass ring and swing from it. Instead, all she got was a long plane ride back to Alaska, where she will have to answer numerous penetrating questions from her constituents: Why did you need a new wardrobe for the campaign trail, Sarah? Did you think it was right to take your kids along with you on official governor functions and have us pay their way?
Etc., etc., etc.
Last night was a truly amazing thing to watch as it unfolded. First red, then blue, then more red…and, then, a swatch of blue that blazed a path across the electoral map as had never been witnessed before. Republican states flipped over to the other side so quickly that the carnage was over before it had a chance to sink in.
Obama 349; McCain 163; with Missouri and North Carolina still too close to call at this time.
Folks, we saw what was perhaps the most profound evening of election history in the making on Tuesday. We were privy to a nation coming out from underneath the shadow of bigotry and racial hatred; a country that was being reborn from the ashes of war and economic gloom.
However, we also saw troubling signs. We saw a President-elect who believes that abortion is OK; who wants to spend and create big government all over again; who did not praise the Name of our Lord until his closing sentence, and even then made it as a passing remark; a man who thinks that we can have a new “spirit” of patriotism in our own power.
It’s time to get real, my friends. Abortion is murder, plain and simple; we need to spend less as a nation taking care of those overseas, and instead help care for those in our midst; God should be thanked and praised continually; the only spirit we need is the Holy Spirit to work in our hearts and lives…and the list goes on and on.
So, in the end, I thanked the Lord that our nation did not break out into civil unrest; but I am truly frightened when I think about the next four years. We need a leader who will put God first, and not mention Him as a casual, offhand reference.
Pray for Barack Obama; pray that he will fully turn his heart and life over to the his Creator, and Sustainer.
God will not be mocked, nor will He be ignored.