It was November 4th, 2008 and Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. The whole world seemed to be celebrating. Black parents and grandparents cried because this meant the struggle was over. There would be no more racism. A black man had reached the highest position in America. The words we heard growing up, “A black man could never become President,” were now a distant memory. From now on, Black men would be treated equally and with respect. But you all know how the story goes. Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Akai Gurley and countless others. So the struggle continues.
It is now 2017, and many of us feel like Obama was our only hope especially for African Americans. Is our hope and faith in this country, leaving with Obama? Many Americans are making plans to leave the U.S. It seems as if our nation is more divided than ever. Half of the country has faith that the president elect will lead America in the right direction. While the other half of the country is enraged because they believed their candidate Hillary Clinton had the experience and ability to become an excellent president. Regardless if our candidate won the election, we should realize that we can’t put all of our hope and faith in one human being. Humans are flawed. Humans disappoint, break promises and change their views. But we should put our hope in someone whose the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8. Someone who never changes. Someone who holds the future. Someone who always wants what’s best for us. His name is JESUS! Regardless of what you may believe, it’s only best that we put our faith and hope in something much bigger than ourselves.
Do you agree?
Blog post written by Michellene Barrett. Some Rights Reserved.