Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. (Romans 13:1)
I have come to the conclusion that no matter which person leads a country, the chances of voting for someone who we can ‘tick the boxes’ in all of our theological viewpoints is remote and as the scripture says above, whoever has been elected has ultimately been elected by God
There is no denying that Barack Obama becoming president is a defining moment in our history and has changed the atmosphere, if you will, of the world. The messages were spreading that
Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk…. Martin walked so that Barack Obama could run….Obama is running so our children can fly
Whatever your views, this is a very positive message for people of colour and speaks volumes to them (not that our identity is in our colour but ultimately in Christ) . Many young black people here in the UK do not have any good role models and bum it around on the streets making trouble. This is due to many factors such as abscent fathers, no good role models etc. I see this first hand (especially with my neighbour from hell who decided to force entry into my property yesterday with me still inside but thats another story).
So what should we do as Christians?
1 Timothy 2:1-4 gives us the answer
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth
Let us pray for Barack Obama. I will leave you with this video