I am overwhelmed with gratitude this day. Our country is unique in our graceful and peaceful transfer of power…as our leaders pass the baton according to the votes of the American people. There are no rioters in the streets on this day after the election. Those of us who supported McCain now turn our hearts to the good of our country and acknowledge that God’s plans are higher and loftier than anything we can possibly fathom.
President Bush’s speech this morning was one of the best examples of the beautiful American spirit that I have ever heard. Regardless of your personal feelings about him as a leader and about his legacy, I hope you will take a few moments to hear and see what he had to say this morning about passing on the office:
Now, I will be praying for President-Elect Obama and his family. It will not be an easy road by any means, and any person who choses to walk such a stressful life in service to his country must get some kudos from me. I am grateful to be living in such a country as this, where the transfer of political power is gracious, and for a short time at least, our leaders transcend their political parties and unite as Americans. What a privilege and honor it is to be living in times such as these!
I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9