04 November 2008

God save the President-Elect

I must admit that I did not believe I would live to see the day when the United States of America would elect a non white man as president; but I have.

I cannot express the emotion I feel, being a child of the 1960s and the Civil Rights era. My next door neighbour came over and, in the best of British tradition, we each took a pot and a spoon and went out into the street to pound the pan and yell in jubilation.

I would like to thank God for allowing me to live to see this day. Let us pray for the president-elect; he is going to need those prayers.

I wish John, Martin and Robert were here to share our joy.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.