Senator Obama's grandmother passed away before she could see if he would be the next president of the the United States of America. I can only imagine how proud she must have been of him.
I've been pondering all day who I should vote for. Even though I'm leaning toward Obama, I'm still unsure. I consider myself an independent. I don't have an allegiance to any political party, I simply consider the options and vote for the best person. So who is the best person for our country? Who should our leader be? There are things about all the candidates that make me uneasy (yes, there are more than two). And it's always been that way when it comes to politicians. It's hard to decipher who's really telling the truth.
What I do know is that if Obama wins, a part of me will be happy, ecstatic even. The world will see us differently and I will see my country differently. A piece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream will have came true.
I also know that our struggle is not against Republican or Democrat but against "the forces and powers of a dark world." We see that darkness everyday in the images that flash across our TV screen of children going to bed without food, of women being sold into sex trafficking, of children being kidnapped and people being murdered.
When it all comes down to it my vote is for love. My vote is goodness and kindness. My vote is for faith and hope. My vote is for art and creativity that inspires us to reach for more, to be more and to give more.
This world is not my eternal home even though I've lived here for 25 years. There are a million things I love about this planet like sunsets, beaches, hot cocoa and great conversations. But there's more to life than what the eyes can see and what the fingers can touch. The USA is a great country and I support its efforts to offer people a fair place to live and carve out their niche.
I get all my dreams about the goodness of humanity from my Heavenly Father. And whoever you chose to vote for, think about Jesus and how he did things that went against popular opinion, against the religious people who thought they knew it all. He understood that there was more to life than what's written on money and who's in office. All people mattered to him. They still do.