Saturday, January 30, 2010
Keeping Faith in the White House
Whether you're a supporter of our President or not, it's clear from scripture that we need to be praying for him if we call ourselves Christians. It's worth remembering, too, that Barack Obama is himself a Christian. Read his own words:
I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life. But most importantly, I believe in the example that Jesus set by feeding the hungry and healing the sick and always prioritizing the least of these over the powerful. I didn't 'fall out in church' as they say, but there was a very strong awakening in me of the importance of these issues in my life. I didn't want to walk alone on this journey. Accepting Jesus Christ in my life has been a powerful guide for my conduct and my values and my ideals. (Christianity Today, 1/23/08)
I read an article tonight I thought was really interesting. It talks about the challenge that Obama faces in finding a church to call home and how he keeps his faith alive during what has to be an amazingly difficult and busy life. Check it out, and let's remember to pray for our brother.