On this historic day

It doesn’t matter who you or I voted for, as the time for voting is done. NOW is the time to pray for our new president, President Obama. We need to pray for his family and cabinet members and all those who surround him. It is time to pray protection and wisdom over his life and his family. It is time to remember that God is completely in control and will use whoever He has put in office. And we are called to honor and respect God by respecting and praying for our leaders.

In light of that, here are the lyrics to a song by James Taylor that I heard today. It’s an older song, but read the words and see how they apply today…

Shed a little light by James Taylor

Let us turn our thoughts today
To Martin Luther King
And recognize that there are ties between us
All men and women
Living on the Earth
Ties of hope and love
Sister and brotherhood
That we are bound together
In our desire to see the world become
A place in which our children
Can grow free and strong
We are bound together
By the task that stands before us
And the road that lies ahead
We are bound and we are bound

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

(Chorus)
Shed a little light, oh Lord
So that we can see
Just a little light, oh Lord
Wanna stand it on up
Stand it on up, oh Lord
Wanna walk it on down
Shed a little light, oh Lord

Can’t get no light from the dollar bill
Don’t give me no light from a TV screen
When I open my eyes
I wanna drink my fill
From the well on the hill

(Do you know what I mean?)
– Chorus –

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

Oh, Let us turn our thoughts today
To Martin Luther King
And recognize that there are ties between us
All men and women
Living on the Earth
Ties of hope and love
Sister and brotherhood

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3 thoughts on “On this historic day

  1. Beautiful post. I love the sisterhood and brotherhood, hope and love. These are the important things of life, religion and politics.

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