For today’s Table Table Talk, I hope you don’t mind connecting over to our friend Janet Denison’s husband. Jim writes a terrific blog on truth and culture (Denison Forum on Truth and Culture – connect and subscribe, such interesting commentary.) As could be expected, and like lots of folks, he reflects today on yesterday’s election.
To me, one of the more interesting characteristics of our 2012 race for the White House was month after month of dichotomy. Often polar opposite views fighting to gain control produced, at the end of the day, inevitable disappointment. Regardless which side prevailed, the results of such an election were destined to leave a country divided. So interesting — It seems our country might be as divided as it did in the day of Lincoln.
But, as Dr Denison reminds us, we live in a free country that accepts division. And that is a blessing.
So as we all digest the results, may the winners celebrate and the losers grieve – today. Then tomorrow, might we wake up and unite. For this is still the only nation on earth that looks outside of itself to serve those less fortunate and to speak for those who have no voice.
And might we remember, as the late great Chuck Colson repeated over and over, “Culture doesn’t change people. People change culture.” Then as parents lets go out and raise a generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers who can impact the world around them.
Now for Jim’s post – click here to read We the Purple … and his prayer:
I pledge to pray every day for President Obama, in obedience to Scripture: “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:1-2). I pledge to work for spiritual awakening and moral renewal in this nation I love. And I pledge my highest allegiance not to any president but to our King.
Thanks for walking the road with me.