Barack Obama, and our hope

Today Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. I didn’t vote for him, and I disagree with him on many issues. This being said, he is my president and I will pray for him, and I pray he will be the greatest president our great country has ever had. No matter what anyone’s opinion is of the man, one thing is undeniable. Barack Obama has inspired a nation, and a world. Today was a day of hope for all Americans, and peoples all over the world. Hope is a good thing, hope is a great thing, but we must be very careful where we place that hope. Barack Obama is not the savior of America or the World, Jesus Christ is. Barack Obama will not bring America or the World peace. One day Jesus Christ will. As I watched the inauguration ceremony, and the festivities that followed today I noticed the excitement, the sense of confidence, hope, and faith that the people had in this man, and I couldn’t help but wonder, what if those people had those feelings towards Jesus. How great a place this would truly be. It made my heart sad, that so many are so willing to place that much hope and trust in a man, but not in God. Again, hope is a good thing, but please be careful where you place that hope.

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” Psalm 118:8-9
“Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.” Psalm 146:3
“Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord…Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:5, 7-8

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