It’s over. We have a new president-elect and regardless of how you voted, it is impossible not to acknowledge the historic implications. I know some are cynical, som are angry, and some are afraid of the days to come.
To those who are afraid, I would tell you that you need to have a little more faith in the statements that “God is in control” and the prayers that you prayed that God’s will would be done. One of the things that I will always have to acknowledge a former pastor for teaching me is that fear is not of God.
To those that are angry, I can only speak for myself in that I have no desire to gloat. (My vote didn’t count anyway, because Arkansas went to McCain.) I felt that McCain’s concession speech was profoundly gracious and wisely determined to urge his followers and party toward unity of purpose for our country.
To those who are cynical, I encourage you to latch on to hope however you can. As the biggest cynic I know (most of the time) I know that cynicism is not going to help anybody make anything better and we might as well just give up.